Summer is high school reunion season.
A mystery of high school reunions is why some people never seem to age. They look the same way today as when you last saw them slow dancing to Stairway to Heaven. What is it they do that the the rest of us don't do?
One thing . . . they don't gain weight.
There's a lot of effort that people put into losing weight, but maybe it's easier to not gain it in the first place. One way do so is to ask perpetually slim people what they do. That's the goal behind our Healthy Weight Registry.
Over 1000 people joined the registry and answered all sorts of questions (please join up if you wish). It will take us some time to crunch all of these data, but I'll start sharing some initial findings in a couple weeks . . . when I get back from my High School reunion.
Other than "Choosing the right parents," what are some secrets you think people have for not aging or gaining weight?
What are the secret ingredients to a healthy kitchen?
You probably don’t want to ask your doctor, because they don’t learn much about cooking or nutrition in Med School . . . yet.
I just got back from New Orleans where Tulane’s Tim Harlan is trying to change that with a Culinary Medicine program that's teaching doctors across the country how to cook and how to advise their patients.
Now it’s hard to get as excited about mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and carrots as these folks seem to be, but it’s easy to get behind healthier eating. Here’s an "Essentials" checklist to help you stock your kitchen and get back on track.
But if you have to be on Bourbon Street anyway, feel free to leave the carrots at home and live it up.