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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 […]

Looking at Energy Balance

July 13, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses a new report on improving the odds of winning the obesity battle.

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

July 3, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association has made a big splash in the news. For some of us, it doesn’t seem to be a big news flash, because our experiences have already confirmed to us that while eating a Mediterranean style diet, we eat enough to be […]

A Few More Thoughts on the Microbiome

June 29, 2012 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland concludes her three-part series on research into the microbiome.

Picnics – Summer’s Delight

June 26, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Picnics seem like a celebration of summer, a season with a little more freedom; freedom to roam onto the back deck, backyard, the local park, along a highway, and beyond. It’s exciting for the children to break with their everyday schedules. Picnics offer an inexpensive way to bring a little interest and variety to a […]

Water – The Food Processor’s Bogeyman

June 12, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Summer officially begins in nine days; in North America some traditions are saved for the summer – gathering in the yard for a barbecue is one of them and another is drinking soda pop. I do realize that soda has now thoroughly permeated the entire year for many people, but it is still drunk more […]

Facing Down the Far Corner of the Fear Closet

May 22, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

You’ve probably figured out, if you’ve been coming here for a long time, that I’m always happy to read about new research that supports healthy life-style habits. Today I’m writing about two studies that both found evidence that what we eat is related to keeping our brainpower revved up. I’m sure that I’m not the […]

It May Seem Nutty

May 15, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’ve been watching your waistline, you may look at nuts and think: “BEWARE,” because you know that nuts are a calorie dense, loaded with fat, food; but you may be pleasantly surprised to learn what nuts can do for you. One of the biggest surprises is that the latest research tells us that nuts […]

More Good Choices for Managing Our Weight

April 24, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

A rose by any other name is good and beautiful – Let a thousand of them bloom! There are diets and eating plans of all stripes. Some are fad diets designed to get quick results and make money off your anguish.  You soon yo-yo back up in weight as your body rebounds from feeling starved […]

Alarmed over All the Sugar Toxicity Chat?

April 17, 2012 by Joyce Bunderson

Much of the recent ‘sugar toxicity chat’ started with an April 1, 2012, 60 Minutes report. Did you miss the 60 Minutes, CBS report, “Is Sugar Toxic?” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta? It’s not too late; you can see the video or read about it.