Author: Rob Portinga

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YWM2019 Invite

I was out hiking the other day… I know, big surprise. I was out solo, just with my own thoughts, and decided it was as good a time as any to maybe do a little video introduction to the Obesity...

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The Shifting Role of Obesity Medications

Listen in on our latest Bariatric Support Group on the The Shifting Role of Obesity Medications, and approaching your providers about them, with special guest Ted Kyle of @conscienhealth

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Upcoming Support Group: The Role of Weight Loss Medications

Our next online bariatric support group is coming up next week on Wednesday, December 12 at 8pm EST. In the last few years, a number of prescription weight loss medications have been approved by the FDA and we’ll take a...

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My No Knead Bread – A Work in Progress

Everything old is new again, including no-knead bread making. I have a work-in-progress recipe that I’ve been building on for awhile now, and share my thoughts, tips and techniques to this very easy way of making your own dough for bread, rolls, pizza crust and more.

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Sloppy Joes – Instant Pot or Not

Sloppy Joe’s can be a great alternative to plain burgers when you are looking for a quick dinner idea… and what can be easier than browning some meat, stirring in a can of Manwich, or maybe some bottled, store bought...

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WLS: The Easy Way Out

There is one recurring … fear and frustration that dogs many people who have had bariatric surgery (aka weight loss surgery). I’ve heard it from patients online, in various support groups I’ve attended/facilitated/led, as well as while at various obesity related events. It’s this perception that using surgery to get to a healthier weight is “taking the easy way out”.

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Must Read: Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong

Last week Huffington Post published a great article by Michael Hobbes titled Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong. about the current state of obesity and just how wrong, so many have gotten it for so long. It opens with...