At formal dinners and seated events, eat with a small group when you can.
One study found that dining with six or more people can cause you to eat 76% more, most likely because the meal can last so long. (After an hour of staring at the stuffing, you’re more likely to have seconds.)
Sit next to a fellow healthy eater (there’s strength in numbers).
Or sidle up to that uncle who eats slowly, so his pace can slow yours.
Wait for all the food to be on the table before making your selections.
People who make their choices all at once eat approx. 10-14% less than do those who keep refilling when each plate is passed.
At a big sit-down supper, be the last one to start and the second one to stop eating