Get away from the table – The worst thing you can do is stand around the table at a party and dip into the bowl. You will have no idea how much you are really eating unless you do put your choices on the plate.
No chips or crackers – Do not waste precious calories on blasé fare. At parties try the host’s signature dish or a decadent hors d’oeuvre. Always pick up the special food that have lots of love poured into it, take just a small amount, and feel the taste of each bite. If you discover something that is not as wonderful as you thought, discreetly ditch it.