Before going to a dinner party, do you eat something to curb your appetite?

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  1. teaches12345 profile image94
    teaches12345posted 6 years ago

    Before going to a dinner party, do you eat something to curb your appetite?

    Dinner parties are often held after regular meal times.  How do you change your schedule so that you do not overeat at the party, but yet still have room to enjoy the meal?

  2. Goody5 profile image28
    Goody5posted 6 years ago

    No eating something, regardless of how much before dinner seems to defy the whole purpose. Keep those questions coming & keep on hubbing  smile

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Some of us like to wait it out, if we can, so that the dinner is a great enjoyment.  I can see how this would make dinner special with guests.

  3. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That is something to remember when planning dinner parties; making sure your guests who have special needs are served appropriately.  Good point. I can see how your needs are important.

    2. Kimberly Vaughn profile image79
      Kimberly Vaughnposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. stricktlydating profile image87
    stricktlydatingposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point.  Wine on an empty stomach could cause overload  for diabetics and also cause others an emotional lift too quickly.

    2. Becky Katz profile image83
      Becky Katzposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ANY alcohol for a diabetic is like holding a gun to their heads. Alcohol turns to pure sugar in the bloodstream. Even those who take insulin are not protected from that effect.

  5. profile image0
    huckelburyposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL!  Too funny.  I can relate on this, that is the reason I do have something light before going somewhere.

  6. teacherjoe52 profile image65
    teacherjoe52posted 6 years ago

    Good morning teaches.

    I like to nibble on trail mix to quench the munchies.

    God bless you.

  7. jaydene profile image67
    jaydeneposted 6 years ago

    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?smile

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, Jaydene.  I try to have a small snack, such as an apple or salad, before going.  I am glad to hear others do this as well.

  8. successdotnet profile image57
    successdotnetposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, Successdotnet. It's just a good precaution and keeps you from overeating when dinner is served.

    2. successdotnet profile image57
      successdotnetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeap, can be considered as precaution smile

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