Author: Rob Portinga

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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....

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Radio Archive: Bariatric Surgery

http://positively-healthy.com/audio/2011/20111001WUC0111-BariatricSurgery.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis show originally aired on October 1, 2011 For one of the very first shows I did on The Wake Up Call, I had a special call in guest, Dr. Jeffrey Baker of Baker Bariatrics. Dr. Baker...

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Thank you. Two simple words that are so hard to say.

This last weekend was the Obesity Action Coalition’s 3rd Annual Your Weight Matters Convention. It was a great weekend, and I will be posting things about it over the coming weeks, including a slew of mini-interviews I did with attendees,...

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OAC’s Annual Barbara Thompson Award For Advocacy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2014 FOR MORE INFORMATION: James Zervios Director of Communications, OAC (800) 717-3117 jzervios@obesityaction.org ROB PORTINGA, HONORED WITH THE OBESITY ACTION COALITION’S “BARBARA THOMPSON AWARD FOR ADVOCACY” Tampa, Fla. – Washington state resident Rob Portinga was honored...

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Even If It’s Organic, Check The Label

There’s little doubt that when you can, buying something “organic” means you’re getting something that is going to be better for you. There won’t be funky additives, colors, and there’s the fact that things organically grown don’t use pesticides and...

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Being Flexible In The Kitchen

No, I’m not talking about doing your exercises in the kitchen – I’m talking about being willing to experiment a bit, being creative. See, I’m the sort that reads cook books for fun. Sometimes it seems I am constantly scanning...

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A “Better” Guacamole

I wasn’t always a fan of avocados… maybe it was the texture more than the taste? I’m sort of the same way about tomatoes. But with all the positive press avocados have been getting lately, I figured I would give...

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5 Ways To Stretch Your Grocery Budget

Grocery prices have been rising across the board, but here’s a few things you can do to help stretch those food dollars and still eat healthy. 1. Make a list It sounds cliche, but it really does help – as...

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Hair Loss After Surgery – A Bald Dude’s Perspective

Let’s take a moment to talk about hair loss after bariatric surgery… Yea, I know. Who am I to talk, right? I was balding before surgery. Not much, but that spot at back of the head that I could only...

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5 Pantry Staples Every Kitchen Should Have

Taking control of what you eat begins with taking control of what you buy. Making sure you’re stocked up on some basic, nutrient-dense foods, like the ones I’m listing here, mean you’ve always got some basics on hand for some...