Author: Rob Portinga

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Upcoming Support Group: Healthy Eating for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is coming, and following that we have Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice and more… and many of these holidays seem to revolve around food. So coming up on Wednesday, November 14, for this month’s online bariatric support group I will be joined by...

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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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Bariatric Surgery: 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...

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Bariatric Support Group: The Importance of Support

https://positively-healthy.com/audio/2018/20180905BariatricSupportGroup.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download This was our first online bariatric support group meeting, so why not start off with a discussion on the importance of support? We did just that with our guest, Katie Jay of the National...

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Looking for Bariatric Support? Hop Online With Us!

One of the things you hear from all sorts of folks involved in the world of bariatrics is that support is crucial. From the group and online aspects to programs such as Weight Watchers to the various support groups offered...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 10

Your Weight Matters 2018 is over, and we’re on our way home. We headed north out of Denver around lunch time, made it into Wyoming, and along the way stopped at Fossil Butte National Monument, a location where they are...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 5

And we made it into Colorado! We got up early to leave Moab, getting to Mesa Verde National Park less than an hour after the gates opened. We booked tours for Balcony House and Cliff Palace later that afternoon and...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 4

It was an early morning back in Arches National Park. We were hoping to beat the crowds, beat the heat and get some nice sun rise views… we sort of accomplished all three. The sun was still below the horizon,...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 3

After waking up in the mountains, we checked out a couple of lakes on our way south, including Bonnie’s namesake. Then we stopped at Bridal Veil Falls near Provo, before we continued down to Moab. We got set up in...