Outsmart Your Eating Instincts

Nix “family style” serving platters.

Dinner spreads with steaming bowls of garlic mashed potatoes and heaping plates of chicken wings might look amazing in Bon Appetit, but they’re a sure way to pack on the pounds. Serving food “family style”—with the serving platters on the table—makes you more likely to opt for seconds, or even thirds. Instead, serve your portion before you sit down and leave the rest of the food on the counter.

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