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Tuna Breath
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Doug Pedersen lost 125 pounds in 8 months by eating only a can of tuna a day. But it was easier to lose that weight than 18 years of self-pity. In his new boot Tuna Breath, Doug shares the knowledge he learned along his journey from overweight teen to a balanced adult.
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The Inspiring Story of Doug Pedersen
Doug Pederson talks about about his battle with childhood obesity, the deep emotional issues that caused it, and his unusual (and not recommended) method of weight loss that eventually turned his life around. This is an inspiring story you don't want to miss!
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Doug Pedersen
Doug Pedersen is the founder of PLAYGROUND:GLOBAL (PGG), a research and education company. His own history with childhood obesity and study of human nature fuels his writing, speech topics, and teachings, which are designed to help people understand and meet their human needs in balanced, effective, and healthy ways. In his latest project, Doug is helping mothers understand, communicate, and heal their seriously overweight children via PGG’s Worried Mom Coach program and his latest book “Tuna Breath: A 275-Pound Teenager’s Coming Of Age Story.” Doug is a 6-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and he has a Bachelors degree in Business & Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. After completing his education in 2002, Doug joined Putnam Lovell NBF as a junior Investment Banker before eventually pursuing advancement in the territory sales ranks of Hewlett-Packard Company. In 2008 Doug left Corporate America to help lead and grow Careers In Nonprofits, where he is still plays an active role. Doug is a writer and sought after speaker, having graduated from National Speakers Association of Illinois’ Speaker University. He is also certified in Strategic Intervention by the Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention and the University of San Francisco. Doug currently lives with his wife and son in the Washington, DC area.

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