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Thoughts on the Food Budget

November 29, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

This is the time of year when many families are juggling gift buying and ordinary demands – like the food budget. Because of this challenge, I decided to write about a not so holiday-like issue – the food budget. I guess that I should proclaim my bias from the get-go. I’m writing about how the […]

Gratitude and Striving for Healthy Behaviors

November 22, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Because Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, it has become my favorite holiday. But if you’ve read last week’s post, you probably figured out that, for me, it can be a day of daunting challenges with food temptations. I know I’m not alone; but I’ve spent some time thinking about ways to defuse the stress; and […]

An Enjoyable and Important Aspect of the Holidays

November 15, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

My grandparents raised me during some fairly formative years of my childhood. Their influence seems to have left long-term thinking processes and scraps of knowledge that would not normally be mine. I loved hearing stories from my grandmother’s childhood, growing up on a farm in Indiana; a fairly innocent and bucolic life. Many other stories […]

Meat – Considerations for the Wise

October 11, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

If you’re trying to keep your weight under control and your arteries unclogged, it doesn’t take long before you realize that meat is an important issue of concern. Nutrition Action Health Letter which is a publication of Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a nutrition watchdog and consumer advocacy group, advocating for safer […]

Confidently Make Summer Weight Loss Happen

June 21, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I know that some of us had plans to lose weight and be at out perfect swimsuit weight by now; but others of us didn’t quite make it. Since we’re hopefully not trying to lose weight only for this one swimsuit season, but to maintain a healthy body and weight; it seems that this is […]

Science – Really?

May 17, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

As so often happens two items cross my pathway in a close proximity and cause some neurons to say; “Look, these two answer one another.” That very thing happened last week. A study in a Pediatrics journal that didn’t make sense seemed to be answered by John Oliver, a comedian. The first was a puzzling […]

Bowl Science – Really?

April 19, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve read a tad this year about the new trend in the use of bowls, rather than plates. At first I was attracted to the information as related to the size of bowls; but the more I read the more I realized to my absolute surprise, that there’s quite a bit of science in this […]

The Right Carbs

March 22, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Although the food processors are doing a fabulous job of masking the inclusion of excessive added sugar in processed foods the fact remains that the public health professionals have done an equally fabulous of helping the public realize that too much sugar is a detriment to health. As the public health educators continue to help […]

Souping? No Need to “Detox”

February 9, 2016 by Joyce Bunderson

Do you like to be on the front edge of trends? Have you abandoned juicing and taken up souping? If yes, then probably you’re a rather trendy guy or gal. In full candor, I’ll admit, that I’ve never been nominated for any awards for being trendy. It’s the chick and egg question: which came first? […]

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 […]