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The Healthy Food Plate Resources

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

Out with the Pyramid, In with the Plate

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

The Bikini Diet

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

Control the Crazy Portions

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

14 Ways to Throw a Party without Breaking the Bank

Think you can't afford to throw a party or have friends over to celebrate a special occasion? Think again. These 14 tips will help you have maximum fun on a minimum budget. Use smaller dishes. For most parties, leave the dinner plates in the...  Read more

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

Healthy life style!
Updated 4/23/2014 11:32:26 PM

Hello friends. Losing weight its a very long journey. We realy need to support one another....  Read more

Fitbit not picking up grouped foods
Updated 4/23/2014 1:00:54 PM

My Fitbit will not pick up any foods I entered in Sparkpeople as a "grouped" item. It will only pick up foods entered individually. Anyone else having this problem? Is there a way to fix it?...  Read more

Healthy journey. Where to begin?
Updated 4/22/2014 10:54:09 PM

I am sick of feeling uncomfortable in my clothes and addicted to carbs and junk, but I am not sure where and how I start this new health journey. I have gone through my diets before but I don't follow through. I feel like I have to be in the right...  Read more

What foods are triggers for IBS-D?
Updated 4/22/2014 5:36:29 PM

I have IBS-D. If you have it, what foods seem to trigger your symptoms?...  Read more

Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Updated 4/22/2014 7:14:49 PM

I am recently moved from working at home to working in the office. When I was at home I could fix a healthly breakfast. But now having to be on the go, I have no idea what to eat for breakfast. What are some breakfast ideas that I can take with me in...  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