Author: Rob Portinga

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Radio Archive: Eating Disorders

This show originally aired on November 19, 2011 We had a great talk on The Wake Up Call with Jillian Lampert from The Emily Program about eating disorders. We learned a bit about anorexia, bulimia as well as compulsive and over-eating...

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The Growing Problem of Portion Sizes

There’s a oldie-but-goodie infographic out there from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) titled “The New (Ab)Normal,” that shows how much the average portion sizes for burgers, fries, and soda have grown since the 1950s. Portion sizes have been growing. So...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Calcium

Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body, primarily in our bones, but it is also used by our body for blood clotting, muscle contractions, and overall cellular function. And I’m talking body cells, not phones here.

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What to Eat by Marion Nestle

This is one of the first books I read when I started pursuing my interests in a nutrition based career. She basically takes you on a tour of your grocery store providing lots of great information about the food you...

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Radio Archive: Smart Shopping Part 2

This show originally aired on November 10, 2012 On this follow up to the Smart Shopping show I did a few weeks prior, I had the great pleasure to be joined on The Wake Up Call by Bonnie Taub-Dix. Bonnie is...

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That One Thing

Some of you, like me, may be old enough to remember Billy Crystal in City Slickers and his conversations with Jack Palance’s character Curly about that “one thing”. That one thing that was the secret to a good life. Well,...

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In The Kitchen: Measuring Cups

This is going to part of an ongoing series of postings about items in my kitchen, from food items to various cooking related products I use. I’ll try to give some general information about the items, as well as hints and...

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Food Labels, Truth in Advertising?

All-Natural! Organic! No-Cholesterol!   As more and more of us are trying to eat healthier, more and more of these buzz-words are being added to food packages, competing to get our attention and get us to take them home. But...

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Radio Archives: Smart Shopping

This show originally aired on October 28, 2012 Want to get a preview of the Smart Shopping class I offer? Well, on this weeks The Wake Up Call we chatted about the importance of, and how to read nutritional labels...

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Dressing Up Your Water

It’s been three years now since I gave up drinking soft drinks… and I still miss it at times. But, I have to say I genuinely enjoy drinking water. I really like the refreshment of an ice cold glass of...