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Calories Matter

April 10, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

As much as we wish that calories wouldn’t matter; the fact is that our bodies are very effective at sucking the energy out of most of them. (Yes, I’m aware that calories are a measurement of energy.) When headlines are splashed across the newspapers or magazines that say something like: “The Key to Weight Loss […]

Learning Persistence on Process from Olympians

February 13, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

We’ve been enjoying the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea; I must confess/brag that our interest is heightened this year because our grandson Brendan (Bubba) Connor Newby is skiing in the half pipe for Ireland where he was born. Watching the Olympics makes us ask lots of questions. How do you steer the sled in the […]

Week Two – A Setup for Success

January 9, 2018 by Joyce Bunderson

It’s week two of the New Year; are you still toying with ideas for goals for this New Year? Why not? Think about it; but don’t procrastinate too long – jump in – get started. Don’t sell yourself the idea that you missed January first and now it’s too late. The following are just a […]

Replacing Sugar Sweetened Beverages

November 21, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

I just stumbled upon a study published in Obesity on November 14, 2017. It was published just in time for this article that I’ve been planning to write about beverages. Since it’s good news, it was an especially welcome find. What the Harvard professor Sara N. Bleich et al found when they examined National Health […]

Protecting Yourself from Sneaky Fast Food Calories

November 7, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Does the holiday season increase the likelihood that you’ll grab fast food at mealtime? Even if you’re trying not to have fast food frequently, the holiday season can impact the best laid plans. For some people, especially those new to watching their intake, a hundred or two extra calories don’t seem like a big deal. […]

Metabolically Healthy Obese – Apparently an Oxymoron

August 22, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Researchers at Imperial College in London and University of Cambridge have conducted a study that compares “healthy” and “unhealthy” obese individuals and published the findings in The European Heart Journal. Use this doi number: doi/10.10936/eurheartj/ehx448/4081012. There’s been a lot of chat about overweight and obese persons who are healthy; you may be acquainted with the […]

Keeping Your Metabolism Humming

August 15, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Probably most of you out there in Cyberland know that if your metabolism slows down, the pounds are going to creep up on the scale. (Metabolism refers to the rate at which calories are burned by your body to grow and heal and produce energy). It seems as though many people are giving up on […]

Need a Taste Buds Reset?

July 25, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Of course it’s not everyone, but many people are beginning to understand the problems associated with consuming too much sugar. It’s very motivating to finally be facing a public who has caught the vision of resisting the tempting call of those empty calories of sugar. It’s been a long time in coming. Before I go […]

Edamame – Immature Green Soybeans

May 2, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

Many of you are striving to increase the frequency of consuming plant-based menus. For some it is a matter of protecting the environment; for others it is based upon health decisions and for a third group, it’s both the environment and health. One food that is probably not being fully utilized by any of these […]

Fishy Resolutions

January 10, 2017 by Joyce Bunderson

I realized that I’ve not mentioned New Year’s resolutions this year; but I appreciate that many people have embarked upon goals to get healthier this year; possibly including weight loss. Maybe some have read the US Life Expectancy stats. It is a little difficult to face the fact that for the first time in well-over […]