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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

10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry

We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afterno...  Read more

I'm such a dork. I have thought myself at a "plate
Updated 12/15/2014 8:13:21 PM

I'm such a dork. I have thought myself at a "plateau" for a few months. Ha! Today I kept track of my calories eaten for the first time in months. Yep. No wonder I stopped dropping the pounds! I guess I am not ready to self-regulate yet....  Read more

Also, start slow. Start by not getting fast food
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Also, start slow. Start by not getting fast food and sugary drinks. Or if that is too hard, get what you would normally order, but jno fries. Then, after a week, move on to trim other things out, and adding good stuff....  Read more

I'd recommend focusing on exercise. You need food
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I'd recommend focusing on exercise. You need food to exercise, so it's a good step forward. I've also been finding that the discipline of exercise has improved my discipline with food....  Read more

Any way NOT to search foods from other members?
Updated 12/15/2014 9:03:43 AM

It's very time-consuming to plough through the numerous (mostly nutritionally incomplete) entries 'shared' by other members when I'm looking for simple, generic items--like chicken breast or fruit. Time was when the SP basic entries came first,...  Read more

Is there a way to print out or email the food or f
Updated 12/14/2014 5:28:22 PM

Is there a way to print out or email the food or fitness logs?...  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