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How can I stick to a heart-healthy diet at parties?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened.

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Tough question

With no easy answer. Eat before you go so you're not starving.
Avoid alcohol or keep it minimal because it will remove your inhibitions which zaps your motivation. Take 1 drink and sip it all evening to be sociable. Don't mindlessly eat. Avoid junk food (ie potato chips). Look for healthy snacks. Talk about how hard you're trying - you'll find others are trying too and are on your side!

In brief: Tough question

With no easy answer. Eat before you go so you're not starving.
Avoid alcohol or keep it minimal because it will remove your inhibitions which zaps your motivation. Take 1 drink and sip it all evening to be sociable. Don't mindlessly eat. Avoid junk food (ie potato chips). Look for healthy snacks. Talk about how hard you're trying - you'll find others are trying too and are on your side!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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