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Down-Shifting Hedonic Hunger

January 19, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

The term “Hedonic Hunger” gives a name to a very powerful concept in understanding why we overeat certain foods; and why we can’t stop ourselves once we start eating them. Hedonism is from the Greek, and it means seeking pleasure. Hunger is normally not out of control; it is regulated by our bodies in a […]

Between the Lines of the New Guidelines

January 12, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Another five years have gone by and thus the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines have been released jointly by the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). You may think that the guidelines don’t really have much to do with you; but by understanding them, your own diet can be improved. […]

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 […]

Say No to the Wild Abandon Eating Season

December 1, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Early this morning I read what Christopher Snow published on November 24, 2015; “Gone are the days when the meat of a 15-pound animal was enough to feed your medium-sized family. What is this, the Great Depression?” He shares ten variations of the new Thanksgiving meal Beyond Turducken: The Top 10 Multi-Bird Roasts. Is there […]

Learn Good Carbs / Good Fats; Avoid Bad Ones

November 3, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

A couple weeks ago the New York Times published an article written by Jane E. Brody, called; The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You Do. It’s a nice review of how we got to where we are; that is, 75% of men and 67% of women – overweight or obese. […]

Big Soda Winning Battles; Losing War

October 13, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I wrote about how some health associations are ending their association with Big Soda and concurrently their cash cow of ‘Big Bucks.’ Big Soda continues to be in the news. I guess if your pay depended on those Big Bucks, it may seem to be sad news. But for those of us who […]

The Slowing of an Obscene Gravy Train

October 6, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week, most major news services, including The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the Associated Press published a story about Coca-Cola ending financial (Premier Sponsor) sponsorship of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). The subtitle of the WSJ article: Health group criticized for accepting money from large food and drink companies opens some opportunities […]

Low Fat or Low Carbs?

August 18, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Because the question in the title has long been controversial, some of you may believe one way, others the opposite, but would really like to know the truth, not just keep one’s opinion. A powerful new study that measures fat loss more accurately gives evidence that it is better to lower fat than carbs. This […]