Whether you are attending a social function such as a wedding or going to a restaurant, you can master the art of eating out and enjoy the experience. Some functions will offer only finger foods. I find that if you always have a plate in your hand with a couple of nibblies on it then people don’t keep pressuring you to eat more. It works! Remember to hydrate at least 30 minutes before your meal to avoid any confusion between thirst and hunger Eat slowly, chew your food, really saviour the flavour of what you are eating, enjoy every mouthful. There is no rush to finish your meal. Stop eating when you feel that first sign of satiety. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to get the message from your stomach that you have had enough to eat. Enjoy the company you are with. Talking and interacting will help slow down your eating process. If there is food left on your plate, ask the waiter for a take-out container, and take it home for later.