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I ask my server to put half of my food in to go containers before it is served.

This helps me with portion control, and prevents me from picking at my leftovers.
- Submitted by JRBASKIND 3/28/2010 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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JRBASKIND 4/15/2010 12:16:00 PM

    Mehopeful2, the trick is to have the server do the boxing up before the food is served. If you only ask for a box you may never get around to putting anything in it.

Relaxnow, it's great that you make healthy choices. Just remember: too much healthy food is still going to cause a weight gain. The trick is to control portion size; not just what you eat, but how much.
MEHOPEFUL2 3/28/2010 6:35:00 PM

    I heard this before, but haven't done it yet. I guess what I need to do is, ask for a container when ordering so I won't forget and divide it before I start to eat. I am determined to do this the next time I go out to eat. emoticon
BERGIE8771 7/1/2011 3:55:00 PM

    I've never heard of asking the server to box it up before serving it to you. I will consider doing this, tho I usually do what COLOURFULME does.
COLOURFULME 3/29/2010 3:36:00 AM

    I hardly ever eat out so when I eat out I make healthy choices and enjoy.

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