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The Healthy Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for The Healthy Food Plate.

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Overcoming Overeating

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

9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less

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

Strategies for Salad Bar Survival

The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded...  Read more

Snacking Healthy

While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr...  Read more

How to Start Eating Healthier

Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what...  Read more

creating new foods
Updated 8/27/2014 1:48:21 PM

Hi, I am tracking with my partner, and want to create some of our go to foods, like our morning smoothie - how do I create a food in the calorie tracker that can be shared publicly, not just go into my favourites? Thanks, JB...  Read more

Eager to stay healthy
Updated 8/29/2014 3:35:28 AM

I'm 71 and have been blessed with excellent health , no chronic conditions, no medications. I have had to watch my weight since I had my first child and have been successful in maintaining an acceptable weight until menopause and now as I'm aging. No...  Read more

food shopping - not sure
Updated 8/24/2014 11:47:42 PM

Come tomorrow I am off to do my food shopping but wanted to double check my plan is ok. I have not been on a diet in a long time. My plan is breakfast will be multigrain toast or something I can take to work to eat Lunches will be salad with li...  Read more

Free Food Urges
Updated 8/25/2014 12:43:00 AM

Does anyone have a trick to knuckle down on free food cravings? I'm in college and there's often food at church, in the science building, work, etc. And I naturally think "I should eat as much as I can and sneak as much out as I can" to get the most...  Read more

Looking to be healthier!
Updated 8/23/2014 1:47:50 PM

I just joined Spark people and am looking to lose 10 pounds an seat healthier. Any tips on th best way to use this site?...  Read more

i can't see my plate.....

When you place food on your plate...makes sure you can see your plate....4...  Read more

Time In. Time Out - breaking the missing people EE cycle

30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  Read more

Could New Dinnerware Be Your Key to Success?

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

It Seems Size Really Does Matter

Over the past 50 years the average dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in diameter to between 11 and 12 inches. A two to three inch increase may not seem like a big deal until you understand that increasing the plate size ever so slightly allows...  Read more