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Make a Healthy Nutrition New Years Resolution You Will Keep Year Long!

Did you make a New Years Resolution yet? According to a recent study at the University of Bristol, approximately 88% of the resolutions people make each New Years fail, even when the participants were extremely confident they would succeed. Well make a resolution you can keep by following some simple guidelines outlined by Emory Women’s Heart Center cardiologist Farheen Shirazi, MD. Dr. Shirazi recommends that if you want to start eating a heart healthy diet and lose weight that you should start with small measurable goals instead of trying to make any dramatic changes right away.

For example, in order to change your diet, she recommends mapping out your menu for the month and only changing one or two things each week. This could be as simple as increasing the number of times each week you eat fish by one night and increasing your intake of a fruit by one a week. You can accomplish this by switching a carb snack for a fresh fruit one time a week. She highly recommends you write down your goals because you will be encouraged to progress.

Check out more healthy recipe and meal planning tips on this New Years heart healthy video -

Dr. Farheen ShiraziAbout Dr. Shirazi
Farheen Shirazi, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Shirazi completed medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine before completing her internship at NYU, residency at Stanford University and fellowship at Emory University. She is passionate about teaching patients how to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke. Her practice encompasses the scope of general cardiology, with a focus on cardiovascular disease prevention and women’s health.

Dr. Shirazi has published in the arena of preventive cardiology and is currently working on literature in the field of women’s cardiovascular health.

Dr. Shirazi is board certified in Internal Medicine (2009) and Cardiology. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Shirazi will see patients at Emory at East Cobb – Heart & Vascular as well as Emory Heart & Vascular Center at 1365 Clifton Road.

She enjoys drawing, painting and reading classical literature in her spare time.

About the Emory Women’s Heart Center
Emory Women’s Heart Center is a unique program dedicated to screening, preventing and treating heart disease in women. The Center, led by nationally renowned cardiologist Gina Lundberg, MD provides comprehensive cardiac risk assessment and screenings for patients at risk for heart disease as well as full range of treatment options for women already diagnosed with heart disease care.
Find out if you are at risk for heart disease by scheduling your comprehensive cardiac screening. Call 404-778-7777.

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And US News & World Report Ranks the best Diet Plan As…..

Diet weight loss rankingsU.S. News & World Report released their 2nd Annual Best Diets.  The annual rankings were designed to help dieters determine what the best diet for them is.  Emory Heart & Vascular Center physician Laurence Sperling, MD was one of the 22 nationally recognized experts who judged the diets.  According to the “Best Diets 2012” rankings, the 22 experts evaluated 25 different diets and concluded that the five Easiest Diets to Follow are:

  1. Weight Watchers
  2. Jenny Craig
  3. Mediterranean Diet
  4. - (tie) Slim-Fast and Volumetrics

If you made the resolution to lose weight and start a heart healthy diet this year, try one of Emory’s Heart Healthy Recipes for Wellness!  We have recipes for all categories including appetizers, breakfasts, entrees, soups, salads and desserts.  All the recipes have all the nutritional information outlined so you know exactly how healthy you are eating.  Start the year off right by getting your diet back on track!

Visit Emory Healthcare’s recipes website to find recipes for caregivers, skin healthy recipes, tooth friendly recipes and weight loss recipes!  Happy New Year to you all!

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Have a New Year’s Resolution to Get Healthy?

HeartWise Events in JanuaryDo you have your New Year’s resolution ready? If you need help picking one, how about making a decision to protect your heart? We have four ways in January for you to get started towards meeting your goal with our HeartWiseSM Risk Reduction Program free educational seminars.

The HeartWise program aims to reduce people’s risk of heart disease through education and interaction. In addition to serving patients who currently suffer from heart disease, we also provide help to individuals who could be at risk for heart complications in the future including those who smoke, do not exercise or have high blood pressure.

Admission to HeartWise events is free and everyone is welcome! Call 404-778-2850 to reserve your seat, or you can sign up for one of our January HeartWise lectures online!

♥ Nutrition for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, January 9, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Fats: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Thursday, January 26, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Nutrition for the Heart
Cheryl Williams, RD/LD
Monday, January 26, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

♥ Ins & Outs of Exercise
Clay Knight, Exercise Physiologist
Monday, January 30, 2012
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Our HeartWise events are held at The Emory Clinic, 1525 Clifton Road NE, in the 5th Floor Conference Room.

For more information on heart disease and heart disease prevention, check out our Center for Heart Disease Prevention web site.

Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts regarding any of the January HeartWise events. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

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