A number of years in the past it was held in San Diego, which is the closest main metropolis to my city and I labored in a sales space for the Obesity Action Coalition (did not attend periods or conferences) after which final yr it was within the Washington DC/Virginia space and simply earlier than I turned OAC Board Chair so that they despatched me to study and meet the oldsters we work together with on frequent tasks. I attended some tremendous attention-grabbing scientific periods most of which had been over my head a bit however I requested lots of questions and gained a greater understanding of the science of weight problems… actually it was empowering to listen to from world-renowned scientist from all around the globe all saying it isn’t simply “eat much less and transfer extra” which is unfortunately what a lot of society and the media painting it as. Private duty for wholesome behaviors is only one facet and a lot extra is at play (mind alerts, intestine hormones, atmosphere, and on-and-on.) Now get that message out to most people… in order that these affected aren’t confronted with the stigma and bias that weight problems is all their fault… I would love to listen to your concepts!
I really feel extra comfy going this yr because it’s my second one. I will be tweeting, in fact, www.twitter.com/eggface from a number of the periods and conferences and Tuesday I am on a panel sharing my private story and methods folks treating weight problems could make the expertise higher for folks affected who select to hunt therapy. I hope what I share makes them extra conscious of the impression they will have (each good and unhealthy.)
In my downtime, I am trying ahead to trying out the EXPO HALL which is large and stuffed with services and products… Rejoice Nutritional vitamins, Premier Protein, Livliga, and others (check out the list) I am unable to wait to share the brand new and yummy goodies I style. For those who spot one thing you need me to you should definitely go to and report again on let me know.
You should definitely follow me on Twitter for my Music Metropolis journey and the #OW2018 hashtag. I’ve by no means been to Nashville when you can imagine that… so it will likely be enjoyable. Effectively technically, I drove via it once we moved cross nation from New York to California however could not cease as a result of I had a guinea pig within the automobile. It was too scorching… this time… no guinea pig and it would snow. So truthful warning my twitter feed might need lots of whining concerning the chilly… Southern Californians whine at something beneath 60°F.
Whereas I really like and am grateful for the experiences and journey I have been in a position to do on behalf of the Weight problems Motion Coalition I do need to say I am trying ahead to nothing on the agenda journey sensible until January… just a few vacation cooking, sharing recipes and merchandise. Until then you should definitely take a look at a few of these previous posts to get you prepared for Thanksgiving and the vacations post-bariatric surgical procedure.
A few of my favourite Thanksgiving Appetizers, Side Dishes, and Desserts
My Thanksgiving and Fall Pinterest Recipe Page
What to do with all these Thanksgiving Leftovers