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Knowing Fact from Authoritative Fiction

August 11, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If fiction is authoritative, from a respected source, is quoted and re-quoted and is a handy and useful fact, it can have a very long life. This is in spite of being passed on by many competent professionals. I have been assuming it was a fact that if we burn off, or reduce our intake, […]

Guerilla Tactics for Surviving Restaurant Eating

June 23, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If daily weighing is one of your habits, you you’re probably only too aware of the big bump in weight after eating at a restaurant. In addition to the often times humongous salt load, servings often have enough calories to supply you for two or three prudent meals. I’m guessing that we are still going […]

Far More than Guacamole

June 2, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Government agencies and public health organizations have loosened the guidelines on eating “safe” fats. An important spinoff of their backing off from earlier recommendations is that value is being found in foods that have good fat. I’ve written recently about nuts (Beyond Snacks: Welcoming Nuts into Your Meals), one beneficiary of the new guidelines. Another […]

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 […]

Today’s Not a Victory Day – It’s a Coward’s Day

May 12, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

I was just glancing at today’s news and noticed that the bill that proposed labels on sugar-sweetened beverages in California to warn of diabetes, obesity and tooth decay was allowed to die in committee. The California Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act SB203, fell short in a vote at the Senate Health committee, with four senators […]

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 […]

Daily Weighing

April 14, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

How many weight management articles have you read that advise the reader that it is harmful to weigh daily? I know that I’ve read this advice for decades; but have personally found it helpful to weigh daily. The issue is finally getting a little press based upon a study out of the University of North […]

Confusion about Cancer Risk

February 17, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the Continuous Update Project (CUP) have released their annual risk awareness survey report. The goal of the survey is to determine how well the American public is able to separate clearly established cancer risks, from factors about which there is no such scientific consensus. Actually, it’s somewhat […]

Renewal and Nourishing Our Body and Soul

January 6, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

A few days ago there were sparkles in the sky …… lots fireworks visible via our view over the valley at midnight. What’s so exciting about turning the calendar page and starting a New Year? I think some of the most important reasons are that people often think of a fresh start; making changes; improving […]

Holiday Eating – Mixed Emotions and Mindful Morsels

December 16, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Holiday eating is filled with a mix of emotions. Some of the emotions are positive; the anticipation of eating Mom’s finest recipes – memories of happy times together with family and friends blanketing the experience. Just looking forward to the traditional recipes that our individual families take pleasure in is part of the enjoyment of […]