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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 […]

Preparing for the Motivation to Succeed

December 29, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you feel like you’re coming close to the precipice? If the holiday season started with Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving and then the entire month of December speckled with celebrations with everyone your friends or family knows, it’s a considerable amount of celebrating. Plus, you know you can’t turn your back on the continuation of […]

Planning – an Aid in Avoiding Regret

December 22, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

There are hundreds of hints to support the goal of keeping calories down during the holiday season. I’ve written many myself in the past, but this year I decided that I’d just choose four to mention. I know you’re busy during the holidays (and so am I) so I’m just mentioning these few; hope they’re […]

“Do” Messages or “Don’t Messages

July 21, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve never been a member of a fan club; but I must admit that Brian Wansink Ph.D., Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, really tempts me to join one for him. It’s true that I don’t know how often, or even if, professors have fan clubs; but for someone as square as I am, (What’s […]

Let Dieting Die

May 26, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Dieting should die, and be replaced by an individualized life-long plan of eating delicious and healthy foods, with exercise, thus maintaining a healthy weight in the long term. The process of embracing an eating-style rather than dieting gets easier over time, instead of the repeated applications of intense dieting, between which one’s weight yo-yo’s up […]

Individual Practicality, Balance and Sustainability

April 28, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

During this past week I was reading an article that explained that for weight loss, exercise was not very effective. I don’t remember where I was reading when I felt the flood of frustration wash over me. I’m not contending that the statement was incorrect; my frustration is grounded in the fact that, although the […]

I’d Have to DO WHAT if I Ate That?

November 4, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has caught my eye and my imagination regarding it’s potential for helping with weight management. The researchers, led by Sara N. Bleich at, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and their Department of Epidemiology did some very innovative research. The researchers […]

Unexpected Influence of Big Nearby Eaters

September 30, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The research below is a new twist on an old adage my grandmother’s shared with me; “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you what you are.” I just read a little bit about this research and said to myself, “This has Brian Wansink written all over it.”  If you’re not familiar with […]

Getting Cravings Under Control

September 23, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The other day I was getting my hair done and my hairdresser was talking about putting on weight and not being able to take it off. She mentioned that by the time the afternoon rolls around she finds herself at a fast food establishment faced with the decision of whether it’ll be a salty or […]

My Biggest Feeding Failure

May 6, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Mother’s Day brings an immense array of memories and thoughts. My children are so kind about my loving and mothering; but let’s face it; I made mistakes when raising and feeding my children (I’m sure they remember also, but are just too kind to remind me). So when I learn that I did something right […]