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Outwit Your Appetite

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Temptation Trigger: Entree envy.

"Research shows that you can be influenced by other people's food decisions," says Musante. When out to eat, if everyone orders cocktails, appetizers, and dessert, you're apt to go with the flow.

Slimming Solution: Be the first to order.

Speak up quickly and order a salad and grilled salmon. "You'll have a positive effect on what others choose—and will be less likely to see lots of tempting foods," says Musante. If everyone wants dessert, order one and split it.

Originally published in the January 2008 issue of Family Circle magazine.

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