Author: Rob Portinga

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YWM2014 – The Interviews Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of my interviews with folks who attended the Obesity Action Coalition 3rd Annual Convention – Your Weight Matters 2014. Starting out this round of interviews I talked with Laura Van Tuyl, she is a bariatric patient and...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Fats

Originally I wanted to just do a quick beginner’s guide to cooking oils, but then I realized it really isn’t as simple as that. I’m not here to just tell you to “eat this, not that”. I’m here (hopefully) to...

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YWM2014 – The Interviews Part 3

Here’s the next installment of interviews I did at the Obesity Action Coalition 3rd Annual Convention – Your Weight Matters 2014. I’m not even half way through my audio files here. If you are waiting to hear the one where...

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Barbara Thompson Award for Advocacy

It’s no secret, I’m a big supporter of the Obesity Action Coalition. I became a member to be a voice against obesity bias and stigma. Over the last few years I was honored to be chosen to join the OAC...

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YWM2014 – The Interviews Part 2

Part 2 of… ? the group of interviews I did during Your Weight Matters 2014! This one starts out with me chatting with Shannon and Haley of Celebrate Vitamins –  we talked about some of their new products the variety...

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YWM2014 – The Interviews Part 1

This is the first of what is going to be a number of audio posts, a collection of interviews I did during this years Your Weight Matters, the annual convention for the Obesity Action Coalition. I decided to just chat...

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6 Easy Steps To Picking A Personal Trainer

While my primary focus is on food and nutrition, exercise is a very important part of living a Positively Healthy life. So if you’re looking for a personal trainer, make sure you take the time to ensure you’re making the...

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Radio Archive: How Sweet It Is…

This show originally aired on October 6, 2012 On this day back in 2012 on The Wake Up Call we were talking about sugar… During How Sweet It Is… we had a great discussion on sugar and other sweeteners in...

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For your listening pleasure… WLS Podcast

With everything else going on the last few weeks, I forgot to let you all know that I was on with Reeger Cortell as part of her Weight Loss Surgery Podcast a few Sunday’s ago. Reeger is a Family Nurse Practitioner at...

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A Peck Of Pickled Peppers

Ok, so it’s not a peck… just how much is a peck anyways, and why was Peter picking them if they were already pickled? I can’t answer those questions for you, but I can tell you how to pickle them yourself....