2. Control portions size.
It may be possible to eat half of what is offered in a particular entree and the other half can be carried home. But that is not always possible. Some restaurants discourage this. Therefore, If you find it hard to control portion size, you can avoid restaurants that offer "buffet style" or "all you can eat " menus. You can also look for restaurants that encourage sharing of meals. These restaurants, are perfect restaurants for families and friends to dine. Such restaurants allow you to order one meal with two plates, or the sharing of 5 dishes where a family can eat from.