You are browsing the Psychology of Food section.

 

Atomic Habits – Tiny Changes Remarkable Results

December 18, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

James Clear has written an interesting and helpful book called: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones; Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results. Clear has been a motivational speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement for years. His website gets millions of visitors each month, and hundreds of […]

Research and Common Sense

December 11, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

This morning I turned to my bookshelf and took down my copy of Mindless Eating; Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink PhD. The book, a 2007 paperback edition, is dog-eared and has at least a dozen little sticky notes popping from its pages. I’m not going to read it today; but […]

Moderators and Abstainers

October 9, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

I stumbled upon an article on Medium.com written by Marcelle Saulnier: How to Become an 80/20 Vegan for Optimal Nutrition. I don’t want to become an 80/20 Vegan, but I love this article for a fairly large number of reasons. (An 80-20 Vegan is one who eats strict vegan 80% of the time, but permits […]

Getting Your Head Straight First

March 20, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s really fun when I find a story like the one I found on January 31, 2018. It’s the story that a young guy, Alex Lambert, put up on be yourself called How I taught myself to love healthy food. He makes several excellent points that I decided to highlight here. He was off to […]

Week Two – A Setup for Success

January 9, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s week two of the New Year; are you still toying with ideas for goals for this New Year? Why not? Think about it; but don’t procrastinate too long – jump in – get started. Don’t sell yourself the idea that you missed January first and now it’s too late. The following are just a […]

Google’s Corporate Eating – A Brilliant Model

October 31, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

As so often happens to me, two things bump together and that gives me an idea of what I want to write about. This week was not an exception. The two events were: (1) talking with a friend with a little four-year-old super picky eater; and (2) reading a great article published in Food Management; […]

Motivation, Happiness and the Goldilocks Rule

October 17, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

James Clear, an author that I find interesting for his insights on motivating people to build better habits, posted an article on that subject, which I want to relate to changing our eating habits. Because it’s a fun article with great examples, you may want to read his fairly short article on the Goldilocks Rule […]

Creativity in the Kitchen

August 8, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Let’s imagine that you have not been gifted with music talents; nor do you write books; and on top of that you can’t draw worth beans. Maybe you have a gift for creativity in the kitchen; this gift can be a main ingredient in healthy, tasty dishes. You may be able to make recipes that […]

Need a Taste Buds Reset?

July 25, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Of course it’s not everyone, but many people are beginning to understand the problems associated with consuming too much sugar. It’s very motivating to finally be facing a public who has caught the vision of resisting the tempting call of those empty calories of sugar. It’s been a long time in coming. Before I go […]

Creating New Habits Means Doing New Habits

January 5, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Since only 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions, many are discouraged to try. But there is a considerable amount of new research that can help us learn how to get better at identifying a goal and actually reaching it. Often our goals are related to habits – lifetime habits that are taking […]