As a guest at someone else's dinner, it can be tough keeping yourself from eating too much. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, you can avoid having extra food forced on you by asking for seconds on your own.
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If you're watching what you eat and you're dealing with extra hospitable-hosts, you need to exercise caution toward the deliciousness headed your way. Brian Wansink, author of the book Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life, suggests you take control of the dinner situation in a clever way:
Ask for seconds. Seriously! Just take small portions... It's an easy way to flatter your host without expanding your waistline.
You hosts will only see that you've had multiple helpings and not notice the size of each helping. If you know it's coming, get two helpings on your own and mention how good you think it is. Your hosts will be pleased and you won't feel sickly full as long as you keep the portions small.
Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life [Amazon via Consumer Reports]