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Easy Steps Toward Plant-Based Eating

June 30, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

If you harbor any feelings that eating largely plant-based foods is something for vegans and vegetarians, I hope you’ll take a few minutes from your busy life and read an article published on November 7, 2014, in the Washington Post by four interesting writers (Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter). I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beyond Snacks: Welcoming Nuts into Your Meals

April 7, 2015 by Joyce Bunderson

Every time I write the goals to improve diet, it always includes incorporating nuts. It’s pretty easy to quickly skim over the information that researchers have found that nuts are associated with improved health (especially cardiovascular, diabetes and metabolic syndrome) and not really take the next step to adding nuts to your regular eating habits. […]

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 […]

Sugar Science

November 18, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

When I speak to college students, especially non-science majors, I often encourage them to take some science classes; like say, physiology. The reason for this seemingly bizarre suggestion is that I’ve found it so upsetting over the years to see how the food processors, commodities companies and their organizations can effectively distort science. I believe […]

Words for the Wise

November 11, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

It seems to me that the number of reasons to eat out escalates during the fall. Part of it might be that the holiday season is approaching and that intensifies the number of requirements upon our time. For whatever reason, the fact is that we America are struggling with an epidemic of overweight and obesity […]