Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions... Read more
Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way... Read more
Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
Hello there! I've heard for years about the wisdom of using smaller plates and how, over the last several decades, our plate size (and, unfortunately and proportionately, our belly size) have grown over the years. I am looking to purchase a set of... Read more
What do you guys do to stay in control? I have been maintaining my weight for about a year now, but recently I feel like i've gone back off the deep end when it comes to my diet. I've returned to mindless and boredom eating and I'm not exercising as... Read more
I have almost gained back all the weight I had lost at a medical wt loss program and I am just ready to through in the towel. I am 200 pounds overweight. I am not sure I can conquer this problem. I am feeling depressed and desperate.... Read more
Does anyone feel its possibly to lose weight (with exercise) eating the things we still like but with controlling your portions?
A family member has lost 45-50lbish from just never eating seconds and not going crazy on the portions. He runs... Read more
I'm celebrating right now because I decided to eat smart during the Super Bowl -- despite the temptations. I went out to brunch today, and have tracked those calories.
Rule: I'm only ate something homemade. I ate about four chips. I had a gener... Read more
Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma... Read more
Now that Thanksgiving is over, and we've celebrated for a day, it's time to get back on track, right?An easy way to make sure you're not overserving yourself is to use plates that remind you about portion size, such as those by Wine-Trax.... Read more
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