NEWS HOOKS Flavor Is In the Fat

We’ve heard of people who are “skinny fat” which typically means the person is skinny but not fit at all. In the news today is a 300 pound pitcher who has gone viral. Is there a thing called “fat skinny” which might imply an athlete is carrying too much weight, but is an accomplished athlete? (Can you feel his pain? I can.) This pitcher has a resting heart rate in the 50’s, which is pretty darn fit. So, who’s to say what’s fit and what’s not?

If you’re a well-being expert, now’s your time to get in on this public debate. What is fat? What is skinny? What is healthy? What is unhealthy?

We’ve been at this public conversation for years. It will continue, my friend.

Another pitch that works well is food demonstrations. If you’re a chef, nutritionist or author with a book about food, be sure to pitch local and national TV producers cooking demo segments. They LOVE them. They’re the easiest things to book, in my experience. Here’s a recent one I booked for a vegan chef.

Finally, all you emotional experts and doctors … be sure to tie-in your best tips to dealing with food and emotions in a healthy manner. Look up other health news today as well. Doctors can provide insight on what’s happening internally in the body.

Most people who know me well, know that I teach Spinning at my local gym to beat blogger butt. So when my friend and business associate, Dan Peschio emailed me this article, “Sharpening the Saw: Why Productive People Always Have Time for Exercise,” I immediately posted it to my Facebook wall. Dan is also the person in my life at every potluck dinner who will peruse the ‘eats’ by saying, “Mmmm, flavor is in the fat.” So true.

Turns out, lately, fat is also in the favor. {{Get it? The L is missing.}} At least it’s in the faVOR in baseball pitching. Fat’s in the favor. Love that.

By |2016-10-13T16:37:58+00:00June 1st, 2015|

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Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at

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