Welcome to Revenge of the Curves!
And a very special welcome to the readers and subscribers of my beauty and fashion blog 55 Secret Street!
This is a new blog about food, health and fitness for women who enjoy excellent food, amazing wine and to-die-for desserts - but realize that there must be balance! The title was inspired by an article that appeared in the New York Daily News last year about a study by William Lassek of the University of Pittsburgh and Steven Gaulin of the University of California at Santa Barbara, that found that curvaceous women tended to be smarter than women who were not.
Like many of you, I don't eat just to eat (Well okay, sometimes I do, but that's another story for another day!)
enjoy the entire experience: the flavors, the presentation, and the creativity. I hate the idea of depriving myself
and I find it very challenging to balance everything - eating well but
not in excess, getting my workout in and keeping stress at bay. There
are a lot of health and fitness sites out there, but too many of them
subscribe to what I like to call the "scoop of tuna" philosophy: You
can't eat anything else but a scoop of tuna ever again in order to lose
weight or maintain.
We're going to talk about everything here - food and diets, exercise, body image, emotional and mental health and have interviews with experts in all of those fields. We also have our own Medical Columnist, Mana Kasongo, M.D., whom you will love. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will answer questions from you about health and wellness in her column, Ask Dr. Kasongo.