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When dining out as I often do, have the waitress bring a carryout contain when she brings your food. Before you start eating put half of your meal in the container to eat later. You will be surprised how this will help you control your potions. emoticon

- Submitted by SLONEY11 4/10/2010 in Weight Loss | 5 Comments
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KLUECKE270 4/10/2010 11:13:00 AM

    Clever! emoticon
JRBASKIND 3/3/2011 12:41:00 PM

    Another way to get this done is to ask the server to box up half your order in the kitchen for you. If your server cooperates, then your meal is divided up accurately before it gets to your table.
JANNWINN 5/18/2010 7:02:00 PM

    Great idea...I've been doing it for years! I have to ask very clearly and of course, politely, for the container....otherwise the box doesn't show up until they do a water check. I say "May I please have a box when you bring the food...I prefer to eat half here, and would appreciate the box at the beginning of the meal...thanks!" My policy is that I don't start eating until I have removed about half of the food.
SVIET10 4/28/2010 8:48:00 PM

    Great Idea! I usually wait till after....I will do it before they bring out the food next time....then I won't be so tempted to eat all of it!
LJ1225 4/10/2010 10:15:00 AM

    I certainly need to start doing this! I often think I'll only eat 1/2 of the meal, but end up eating more than that, then figure there's not enough to take home and before I know it I've eaten the whole thing! Sometimes I'll even tell the server when they bring the food that I'll be needing a take-home box, but they don't automatically bring one right away. I am going to try your secret and ask for one when I order ... thanks for this great idea!

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