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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

How do I delete a food that was labeled as a favor
Updated 2/24/2015 12:27:53 PM

How do I delete a food that was labeled as a favorite food in error?...  Read more

Hi all. Anyone know how to remove a food from favo
Updated 2/24/2015 12:54:01 PM

Hi all. Anyone know how to remove a food from favorites list?...  Read more

Favorite healthy snack?
Updated 2/25/2015 5:22:16 PM

Favorite healthy snack?...  Read more

I'm looking forward to getting my food scale. I ju
Updated 2/24/2015 1:11:02 AM

I'm looking forward to getting my food scale. I just ate a huge plate of dinner for 600 calories and I feel like maybe I'm off on my count. When I get my scale I will be much more confident in my numbers. No butter or oil makes a huge difference....  Read more

NY Mom & Teacher Struggling with Eating Healthy
Updated 2/24/2015 11:56:43 PM

Hi Sparkpeople, I find so many of you very inspirational. I am a 31-year-old Mom and full-time secondary teacher in New York State. I have been overweight for years and am now considered obese after having my baby. Since Octobe...  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