Eating is a very social event. For a good deal of us, we find ourselves at a table for both business and socialize engagements. And some of those events last a couple of hours.
If you find yourself in this situation a lot , you might consider reducing the amount of food you consume by eating slowly, Or putting your utensil down until you have completely chewed and swallowed each bite. Even if you are eating finger foods.
This will assure that you are not over eating as well.