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The Portion Plate Blog is a great place to learn about great tricks on how to eat and be healthier. We believe in simple eating, portion control, and eating more healthy foods.

Can You Make it Through the Holidays Without Weight Gain? Absolutely!

Another holiday season is here!  You look forward to this wonderful time of year, but with a little trepidation. You love all the holiday parties and time spent with family and friends, but fear the consequence of overindulging. So how do you make … Continue reading

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What the heck is gluten anyway?

So the big buzz word lately is gluten. Unless you live under a rock, I am sure you have heard the word gluten. You can’t go to a grocery store, watch TV commercials, flip through a food magazine, or even go to … Continue reading

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For or Against the Grain?

The ongoing grain debate is almost as controversial as the presidential election. Just as democrats and republicans have strong arguments to support their beliefs, so do defenders and opponents to grains. Some tout weight loss with the addition of grains, while … Continue reading

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Questions, Questions, Questions?!

 How many ounces of protein in a portion?  What are the best fruits to eat? Can I eat potatoes? Is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable? How high can I stack my plate? Do I have to eat vegetables for breakfast? … Continue reading

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Surviving Holiday Parties

Here at beBetter we are halfway through our Season’s Eatings Challenge.  Season’s Eatings is a 6 week challenge that helps arm you with the survival skills and motivation to get through the holidays without gaining weight. The average person gains … Continue reading

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Nature’s “Spaghetti”

Looking for a low carb, low calorie dish that is healthy and delicious?  Try spaghetti squash (nature’s spaghetti).  While weighing in at only 42 calories per cup, spaghetti squash packs a punch with an abundance of nutrients that include folic … Continue reading

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Tailgating and Portion Control?

With all the excitement and food at a tailgate is it possible to practice portion control?  As the saying goes “if you fail to plan you plan to fail”.  So plan your tailgate using these tips below: Stock your cooler with plenty of water. … Continue reading

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