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I’d Have to DO WHAT if I Ate That?

November 4, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has caught my eye and my imagination regarding it’s potential for helping with weight management. The researchers, led by Sara N. Bleich at, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and their Department of Epidemiology did some very innovative research. The researchers […]

Pumpkin Zeitgeist

October 28, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I’m attributing my pumpkin enthusiasm to this cool autumn day and the color splashed in every direction that I gaze. Somehow bright orange pumpkins got inseparably united in my brain with the glory of autumn. Since I moved to the mountain west from my native southern California, autumn has become a big deal. I’ve only […]

Sustainable Weight Loss?

October 21, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I’ve noticed considerable press coverage for a study out of the University of Melbourne and published in The Lancet. In essence the study was trying to discover if more weight is regained after a rapid weight loss or after a gradual weight-loss program. The researchers of this study say that their results found both groups […]

Unexpected Influence of Big Nearby Eaters

September 30, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The research below is a new twist on an old adage my grandmother’s shared with me; “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you what you are.” I just read a little bit about this research and said to myself, “This has Brian Wansink written all over it.”  If you’re not familiar with […]

Getting Cravings Under Control

September 23, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The other day I was getting my hair done and my hairdresser was talking about putting on weight and not being able to take it off. She mentioned that by the time the afternoon rolls around she finds herself at a fast food establishment faced with the decision of whether it’ll be a salty or […]

Comments on Plant-Based Eating

August 5, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

I was flipping around in media stories and came upon a CNN iReport about a man named Benji Kurtz. It’s a story about a 5’5” tall man who had endured humiliations because of his 278-pound body. Kurtz watched Forks Over Knives on Memorial Day 2013. He was inspired to make the changes ….. yes, big […]

Discouraging News or an Encouraging Invitation?

July 1, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

On June 10, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report related to diabetes. It was somewhat discouraging to learn that more than 29 million Americans (9.3 percent of our population – we’re almost at one in ten) have diabetes; the number was up by 3 million over the 2010 […]

What’s to Love about Dieting?

June 17, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Many people still go on diets; often the diet involves eating a certain way that leaves the victims of the diet fad uncomfortably hungry, or they just don’t like the food, or very often they can hardly wait to eat some certain food that is not in the diet. Popular diets are often designed to […]

Shrimp – Little Guys with Jumbo Benefits

June 10, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

We nutritionists and dietitians are often encouraging the consumption of fish; the reason is that it’s generally a very low fat, low calorie source of protein, with an added bonus of omega-3 fatty acids. But because shrimp is so low in total fat, it isn’t a great source for omega-3 fatty acids. But before you […]

Three Steps for Losing Weight for Good

May 20, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Maintaining a healthy weight in our society is not an easy or simple decision. If you’re a busy person, this is not a news flash. If you’re desperate to lose weight, once again, you’re immediate reaction may be to run to the market and pick up some Slim Fast; or start eating the very expensive […]