Night Out, Stomach In

Take the Lead at the Table

Even if you’re not naturally assertive, now’s your time to shine: Make sure you’re the first among your dinner party to order your meal. Ordering first will provide a similar benefit to pre-selecting your food: You’ll commit to the healthy choices before you have a chance to be swayed by any of your friends’ fattening fare decisions. Taking the reins will also prevent you from feeling guilty and/or pressured to change your mind if you’re the only one at the table ordering the low-fat, low-carb, low-cal entrée.