Took my sax to a roadhouse bar last night. Had a chance to play a few tunes with the band.
Afterward we were unwinding, and I was talking to the lead singer. We talked about music and about kids, and after a while he asked what I did. He then said, “Oh, yeah, I know that stuff. I got smaller plates because of that.”
This is a kooky incident, but it brings up an important point:
When you read about something related to your health or happiness, try it out for a week and see if it works for you. If you don't try it, it won't work. If you do try it, it may work.
If it works for you, keep it.
In the meantime, long live rock n' roll.
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.
The school year’s winding down, and I wanted to bring you up-to-date on some new discoveries and some new changes on the horizon.
• Waste Not, Want Not. If you think you might be wasting too much food at home, we’re publishing some new discoveries this summer that might help. We’ll also be sharing how one group of volunteers has used these discoveries to waste less food in their kitchens (other than feeding it to their dog).
• No Time to Train. We just wrapped up our 2018 Smarter Lunchroom Symposium last week. Since most lunchroom managers and directors can't make it to national or state workshop trainings, we’ve created a new resource called “No Time to Train.” Share it with anyone you know who's in food service or hospitality.
• What Works for You? If you’d like to help us test new ideas to make you healthier and happier, we’d love for you to join the team. This summer we’re starting a Panel who will test out a new health or solution we’ve discovered, try it in their life, and report whether it worked for them, or how they made it work. Stay posted because if you can join, you will help both us and others like you.
All my best,