6 Ways To Make Healthy Choices At A Party

09/24/2011 10:44 am ET | Updated Nov 24, 2011
  • Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. Pediatrician, Child Obesity Specialist, and Author, Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right!

I'm often asked by my patients what they should eat when they are at parties -- especially with the seemingly inexhaustible supply of calorie-laden goodies at the cocktail hour and sit-down dinners.

Moderation is the key word to remember in these situations. Knowing that no food is off-limits will allow you to indulge without feeling that you have completely blown your diet and therefore might as well go on an all-out binge. In fact, little indulgences are what make life special. Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy weight -- while still celebrating at these parties to the fullest.