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Fixing and Avoiding Feeding Bloopers

September 25, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you know what makes my day – defines it as great? One is discovering a new resource that makes uncommon good sense in guiding parents on how to bring about self-motivated healtthy eating by their children. “Eat Your Vegetables” and other mistakes parents make” is the best book I’ve read that helps parents manage […]

Skipped Meal Syndrome – Watch What You Eat First!

July 24, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

These pages have had much praise of Brian Wansink’s book, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Part of the reason is that this brilliant and articulate food psychologist has a knack for uncovering eating behaviors that lead to unwanted over-eating. Some of us have guessed a few of these, but then he […]

Defense Against a Craving Catastrophe

January 24, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems that women admit to ‘craving,’ but that men use a different vocabulary for the same concept. Men are also less likely to talk about needs, yearning, or desire for food. Certainly all of us have different comfort foods; maybe men more frequently yearn for steak, pizza and chips; and women may more frequently […]

A Lesson from Teenagers

January 10, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

One day during the holidays, I was on my treadmill reading an article; when all of a sudden a sentence caught my attention. The sentence was in the article, Masters of Persuasion, by David Yeager, published in Today’s Dietitian. It is available online for free, if you decide you want to read the entire piece.

Focusing or Resolving in the New Year

December 31, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

My beautiful daughter, Heather, took her fire hazard (Christmas tree) to the backyard on Christmas Day. Resolutions are often like that; discarded faster than a dried out fire hazard. Otherwise, they are likely to kindle and burn you with guilt and self-doubt. Because many people have had failure experiences with resolutions, they increasingly decide not […]

Choosing Confidence or Remorse – Reminiscing the Christmas Meal

December 27, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

There are many not-so great things about getting older. But one thing is really great, the perspective gained from experiences with many holiday meals. Yesterday, was Christmas Day – About as perfect a Christmas Day as could be imagined. Today however, I had a few twinges of remorse – for over-eating. If you’ve spent as […]

Mindlessly Noshing Chocolate

December 20, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Since I wrote Enjoying Chocolate – A Spoonful of Reality about a year a half ago, there have been two new reviews – two meta-analysis studies finding links between cocoa consumption and cholesterol profile improvements.

Willpower or Environmental Power?

December 6, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Every so often an article arrives at a new perspective that has the potential to influence us to reshape our thinking about a subject – maybe even influence our behavior. Today I’ve read and thought about just such an article; titled: Free will and the obesity epidemic, which was published in Public Health Nutrition on […]

Hiding Vegetables – A Win-Win

September 20, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

After reading an article entitled “Hiding vegetables to reduce energy density: an effective strategy to increase children’s vegetable intake and reduce energy intake” that was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition on September 2011; I noticed that the article made me think of several experiences and observations from my past. If you click […]

On Weeds and Weight Management

July 12, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

The last week of June found me in Orlando with children and grandchildren; it was a wonderful opportunity to gather together and just have fun. The fun included most meals being eaten at Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios and so on. Frankly, it’s challenging for me to eat restaurant and snack food preferred by […]