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I’m the podcast ninja

Like a ninja, stealthily moving in the shadows, I’ve been sneaking into the KIRO radio studios in Seattle each week to record a new podcast.

(I’m kidding; they invited me.)

My new podcast channel is now up and running both on and by subscription on iTunes. There are currently three podcasts available – on subjects from willpower to moderation – so listen in and let me know what you think!

In the meantime, catch a chuckle and read some of the very personal questions people ask me when they find out I’ve lost weight. Slightly embarrassing, but absolutely hilarious!

Have a happy, healthy week!

– Marilyn

Podcast: Welcome to Eat Like It Matters

Marilyn McKenna has been the perfect political wife to Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate, Rob McKenna for nearly 30 years. ‘Perfect’ except that at 265 pounds, she was miserable. Then Marilyn lost 120 pounds in 2007 and has kept it off ever since. Read more…

Podcast: Challenge the “eat in moderation” mantra

We’re bombarded with the ‘everything in moderation’ mantra. But I’m here to challenge the idea that banning your favorite foods leads to disaster. Read more…


Podcast: Willpower is a dismal strategy

Willpower is a dismal strategy when it comes to weight loss. Not just because it doesn’t work, but we’re led to believe the failure is ours when it doesn’t work. Read more…

“Did you have surgery to remove excess skin???”

I get questions all the time – from the “Ask Marilyn” button on the website, at speaking engagements during the Q&A, sometimes at the grocery store – when people learn that I’ve lost a lot of weight. Though I’m not shy, I admit it caught me off-guard at first. Read more…

7 ways to raise adventurous eaters

How do you raise a child with an adventurous palate?

Well, you don’t do what I did. Oh, I did fine with baby foods; I did it just like the parenting books said and introduced them one at a time… Read more…

Marilyn’s spring makeup must-haves

“Marilyn, what’s in YOUR makeup bag?!?” A new blush for spring is just the tip of the makeup bag iceberg. I love makeup as much as the next girl (maybe more, based on the look of my makeup drawer). Read more…

Spring cleaning the kitchen for weight loss

I’m generally a pretty neat and tidy person, but stuff creeps into my house sometimes, cluttering things up. Sometimes that “stuff” is food that has no place in my healthy household. Read more…

Recipe: Skinny Chicken Salad

I have impulse control problems, so waiting until summer for a delicious chicken salad is just not happening! This lightened up version of chicken salad is delicious on a bed of greens, between two slices of bread or try a big scoop on top of a baked sweet potato like I did! Read more…

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