I get sick if I don't eat regularly, so yes, I will munch on some cheese and crackers or I will eat some soup. I do not dare just wait. My husband is diabetic and we need to feed him on time also. We both just need to eat something to keep us feeling up to par. We will sit down and have our snack about the time we normally eat or just before we will leave. That takes care of any problems which might occur.
Becky: I have a similiar problem. I get extremely cranky and shaky when I am hungry. So, in order to avoid this problem I try to eat something small, like a cheese stick, before I go out. This helps in case dinner is late.
Yes I have something to curb my appetite first, because of the possibility of having a late dinner. Also if there is wine involved pre-dinner I find it's better that I've had something to eat so I can enjoy wine without feeling too tipsy due to not having eaten yet, so it's more about that for me rather than worrying about over-eating.
Indeed I do! I'm an ex-jock who still works out, so food intake is important to me. Since I can never be certain about the meal itself or the portions, I take the precaution of eating first. Of course, that gives me the luxury of appearing decorous and declining food that I normally would have devoured like a croc on a wounded gazelle.
Greetings teaches, I'd say that before a dinner party, it may be best to have a solid snack , to tide yourself over, and prepare for late servings, and situations, etc. this way you are not uncomfortable and feeling awkward before it's time to eat, and you can feel better about eating a little less, It's a win win, for you and the hostess., who may wonder if they will run out of food from the big eaters?
The answer is 'yes'. I'm strongly agree that usually dinner parties are often held after the normal meal times. Its good to have something light before attending the party, just if the dinner starts late.
I'm a mother of a 10-year old child who doesn't like to eat at all. I've done everything I can from appetite stimulant, food supplement, to complete milk powder. Still, no effect! Can anyone help, please?