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Strategies for Eating on the Fly

April 29, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Let’s assume you’ve been working quite a while to make your home environment a haven for safe and healthy eating. Your pantry and fridge are stocked with fresh produce, whole grains, healthy oils, nonfat dairy and lean protein choices. I should mention that you might have limited the fatty, salty, and simple carb snacks, so […]

Sodas Off Your Grocery List Forever?

March 18, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Have you succeeded or are you still struggling to cut back on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) (including cola with sugar, caffeine-free cola with sugar, other carbonated beverage with sugar, such as 7-Up or ginger ale, and non-carbonated fruit drinks, such as lemonade or fruit punch)? The research continues to pile up against drinking them. One bit […]

Budget-Friendly Healthy Eating

March 11, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Eating a plant-based diet, not only protects your waistline, but it also guards your purse. It’s interesting that so many people erroneously espouse the idea that eating fruits and vegetables is terribly expensive. I’m fortunate in that I’ve shopped and cooked for many decades and in my experience, fresh fruit and vegetables do not have […]

Wanting Quick Results vs. Learning for Life

February 25, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

The other day while caring for grandchildren at my daughter’s home I stood at the counter making chicken vegetable soup with whole-wheat dumplings. Because it entails lots of chopping of fresh vegetables, I decided to turn the television on while I was preparing the food. An infomercial for a weight loss program was playing; I […]

Two Steps in Reducing Cholesterol

February 18, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

When groups of people eat a plant-based diet like the Mediterranean peoples did 50-plus years ago, bodies and minds stayed healthy for a relatively long time. The original epidemiologist who studied diet in populations, Ancel Keys, discovered the phenomenon of the health differences between American diet (now commonly called Western diet) and the Mediterranean diet. […]

Making Snacks Your Business

February 11, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

Snacks are big business. Ultimately, this post is about making them your business. Planning, learning and thinking ahead, may help arm you in the new shift in attitude about snacking; supporting the development of a snacking attitude becoming a behavior that includes snacking as a way to improve your own healthy eating habits. At the […]

No Matter How You Slice It

February 4, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

My fourth hint for permanently improving your eating style is to switch to whole grains. (Hint 1: An Apple a Day; Hint 2: A Nutty Little Change; Hint 3: Whittling Away at Meat Consumption.) With a little information, this 4th one, like the other hints is do-able and not too tough. And like the other […]

Whittling Away at Meat Consumption

January 28, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

This is the third in my little series on easily doable ideas for making lifetime changes. Easy changes in eating habits that lead to greater health pay back a lot for just a little.  The three are: (1. An Apple a Day – the big payoff for adding fruits and vegetables; 2. A Nutty Little […]

Keeping the Diabetes Monster Away from Your Door

January 7, 2014 by Joyce Bunderson

On November 13, 2013, Ben Hirschler for Reuters in London reported that the battle with diabetes and its disabling, life-threatening complications is being lost. This article notes that the number of people affected has “soared to a new record” this year, the majority of cases being type 2 diabetes – “the kind linked to obesity […]

Tonight Is the Eve of the New Year

December 31, 2013 by Joyce Bunderson

This particular evening is symbolic for many of the opportunity to make positive changes in lifestyle habits for a healthier new year. It helps many to draw a line in the sand; the demarcation between the past and a new start. Two articles that may be of benefit for new beginnings thinking are: New Directions […]