Ask the Critic: How Do You Manage . . .
How do you manage to try all that food and not blow up like Kirstie Alley?
Ahh, such a popular question. I always have a bit of a food baby, but it's really not that hard to keep the jean size in check.
Rule number one: Just taste.
If I've described half a dozen things in my column, I didn't necessarily polish off each one. Usually, I've had a few bites. Don't forget, I'm dining out with friends, not solo.
Rule number two: Never clean your plate.
This is the hardest rule to stick to. I was raised not only to finish everything, but to have a second helping. I'll only house it if it's really delicious or if I'm on the verge of passing out from hunger. Quality over quantity is a good mantra.
Rule number three: You have to cut back somewhere.
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