Moving food control to the side

Order salad dressings and other sauces on the side. This way, you have control over how much or how little you add.

From restaurant.org.

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Avoiding a heavy meal before sex

Oysters and asparagus are assumed to be aphrodisiacs, but this is only because of visual or olfactory associations.

Champagne is a better bet, but choose a less acidic one, lest exotic Kama Sutra-style acts cause indigestion.

From: timesonline.co.uk

Drink water, eat less

Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverages.

People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. So you can end up eating extra calories when an ice-cold glass of water is really what you need.

From: webmd.com

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Life of a cup of coffee

Coffee only keeps for 15 to 20 minutes before beginning to lose its flavor. To keep coffee hot for a longer time, pour it into a vacuum server or thermos. And never, ever reheat or boil coffee.

From: baristaguru.com

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Protect your great coffee

Keep brewing equipment clean. Old sediments easily make for rancid flavors in the cup. A good rule of thumb is if you smell an odor from your coffee making equipment, clean it. If you cannot remember the last time you cleaned your brewer, clean it.

From: sweetmarias.com

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Storing your coffee

The refrigerator is the mortal enemy of your coffee.

Taking coffee in and out of the fridge is a sure way to suck the flavor right out of it. Coffee that will be used frequently and immediately – whole bean or ground –¬† is ideally stored in an air tight, opaque, and glass or otherwise inert container.

From: lifehacker.com

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The truth about Pinot Noirs

Pinot Noirs are known to be one of the lightest of the red wines that give of a delicate aroma of plums, blackberries, and vanilla.

This particular type of wine pairs best with red pasta sauces, game, goose, and light beef dishes. However, Pinot Noir is best served with cheese.

From: suite101.com

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Go for whole foods

The processed kind is lacking in nutrition and will make you fat. Look for things in their least processed form – whole grain instead of white or wheat bread, fresh fruit instead of canned or juice, whole grain cereal or oatmeal instead of all other kinds of cereal.

From: zenhabits.net

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Choosing beans for coffee

Choose high quality Arabica beans.

The darker the roast, the stronger the coffee. Pre-ground coffee will be more convenient, but will not taste as good as freshly ground beans (assuming you have a high quality grinder).

From: coffee-makers-cafe.com

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Tipping on wine

When ordering wine in a restaurant, unless the wine is extremely expensive, you should tip the same as you would on food: about 18 to 20 percent.

Usually you get more elaborate service as the cost of the wine increases.

From: chow.com

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Tap water and a coffee

Coffee is 99% water. If your tap water is less than ideal, try using filtered or bottled water instead.

From: baristaguru.com

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Pairing Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignons pair nicely with dishes containing the flavorings of brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, or dill weed.

 This particular type of wine can also be served well with dishes containing radicchio, endive, or dark chocolate.

Cabernet Sauvignons should never be paired with spicy foods, blue or full flavored cheeses, or milk chocolate.

From: suite101.com

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When to shop for food

Need to go shopping? When you’re hungry, you want to buy all kinds of junk. You’ll end up spending a lot more. Eat a good meal first, and you’ll be more likely to stick to your list.

From: zenhabits.net

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Eating before bedtime

Don’t eat or drink large amounts before bedtime.

Eat a light dinner at least two hours before sleeping. If you’re prone to heartburn, avoid spicy or fatty foods, which can make your heartburn flare and prevent a restful sleep. Also, limit how much you drink before bed. Too much liquid can cause you to wake up repeatedly during the night for trips to the toilet

From: mayoclinic.com

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