5 foods your doctor never eats (1/7)

For healthy diet tips, who better to turn to than your doctor? Here are five foods one doctor will never eat, and why


Inside a doctor’s kitchen

Dr. Neda Amani Golshani is an Ottawa-based physician who specializes in weight management. Her personal struggle with weight loss inspired her to create a program called The Real You, which combines exercise with nutritional and behavioural counselling to help patients reach their weight-loss goals. Here, she tells us five foods that you’ll never find her eating, and why.

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