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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

Good job! I blew it with superbowl food but back
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Good job! I blew it with superbowl food but back at it today. These messages really help keep me motivated....  Read more

I have completely gone cold turkey on fatty foods.
Updated 2/8/2016 1:23:15 PM

I have completely gone cold turkey on fatty foods... Literaly. Lol. Every morning for the past 6 days, I have been eating 2 egg whites and a cup of yogurt. For lunch I eat 2 pieces of grilled chicken and some fruit. Have lost 5 pounds this week!!!!...  Read more

Just started! Time to get healthy and feel good ab
Updated 2/8/2016 11:02:33 AM

Just started! Time to get healthy and feel good about myself!...  Read more

Getting rid of the old food
Updated 2/8/2016 2:38:36 PM

How do you stop sabotaging yourself? My goal is to get rid of all the junk! I have such a sweet tooth. I am newbie to this lifestyle...how do you change your eating habits?...  Read more

Are nature valley honey and oats bars healthy
Updated 2/8/2016 9:48:49 AM

Are nature valley honey and oats bars healthy...  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

Itty Bitty but Many Meals

Baby plate=just enough to fill ya up.No less than 6 meals a day=an energized and healthy body.Have many tiny snacks on hand=saving moneyPlates w/sections on them=clean food.Colorful food=happiness when you eat itFresh Food=Full of healthinessNuts=ful...  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