Why can't I stop eating the bread in the breadbasket?
Since the breadbasket at most restaurants tends to be filled with white bread, there's barely any fiber in it. Either tell them not to put the breadbasket down on the table, or just take one piece and have them take the rest away.
This helps you in the long run by reducing the feeling of craving for bread and contributing to weight loss, in addition to calculating calories. Alternatively, order an appetizer and some of the great options include; house salads, vegetable soup, shrimp cocktail, and tuna tartare are great options.