I was out on a date last night and we decided we were going to have some appetizers and drinks at a nice restaurant. The date went great (and then some, but that's not what this blog is about =]), had a good time, and when I finished the app I was neither full nor hungry. A side note: you should never be full after you finish a meal, especially dinner (and especially if it is late) since you should be tapering your meals.
Anyways, this morning when I was thinking back to the night I realized something: appetizers are more along the lines of the portion you SHOULD be eating. Plus they're cheaper - bonus! I have come to the conclusion that I am going to do this from now on when I eat out: only eat appetizers. Why would I order a full meal that is 5x the size of what I should be eating when I 1) won't finish it (or if I do finish it feel guilty that I did) and 2) an appetizer is more than enough to satisfy me for dinner. Just a little brainwave on a Wednesday morning ;)
Post Script: This by no means is supposed to come across that I am cheap - far from it. It just so happens that the healthy thing to do is the fiscally responsible thing to do as well!