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7 Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Out – Harvard

Although this blog has over 3500 posts, I wrote about the difficulty of eating out in my very first one About Me. Now comes Harvard Healthbeat with 7 Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Away From Home.

The report offered some excellent suggestions.

“Curb portions. For two people, consider ordering one salad, one appetizer, and one entrée — that will nearly always provide enough food for both of you. When ordering individual meals, set aside some of what is on your plate to bring home for lunch or another dinner.”

You host may offer a sumptuous spread, but you have control over how much you choose to eat.

You host may offer a sumptuous spread, but you have control over how much you choose to put on your plate.

Portion size is critical.

” Resist refined carbohydrates. Just as you would at home, go for whole grains and limit white bread, white rice, and other highly processed starches. If the breadbasket is hard to resist, ask your waitperson to remove it from the table.”

This isn’t rocket science, just logic.

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