Fill The Doggie Bag First Before Eating At Restaurants!
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Restaurants serve too much food at once and if left on the plate I would eat too much while talking to my family or friends. I learned to ask for the doggie bag first and put everything that was over my serving size into it. Most places no longer have bags but 3 sectioned containers. Now I take my own container. Last time some friends & I went to a good restaurant we all filled our containers first and then had a healthy satisfying meal with great portions!
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My favorite eating out tip is to split entrees with a friend. If you want different entrees split the entree and have it put in a doggie bag first. That way you do not have the temptation to eat more than you want.
I read an SP article that suggested ordering half the meal to go as soon as you order. Most of the time I get more than half on my plate AND more than half in my "doggie bag." I end up eating most of what is on my plate, and putting the rest in my already almost full doggie bag. I end up savoring each bite, and drinking lots of water. The next day I eat half of the doggie bag, & have another half for another meal. I get at least 3 meals for the price of one! Thank you SP!! 252
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