I'm with the camp of folk who believe I do better if I eat just slightly less than normal throughout the day. Luckily, in this country, doggie bags are quite acceptable. So I never feel bad if I over-order and eat it for lunch or dinner the next day. When I was younger I used to not eat in anticipation, but found that I wasn't enjoying the meal as much as if I ate a slightly smaller portion all day. One thing that is becoming a difficulty as I get older (I'm 53) is that I don't really enjoy an appetizer AND a meal. Seriously, if someone orders a bloomin' onion or something similarly hearty, I'm through with supper or I have to have two bites or supper isn't worth bothering with.