Works-For-Me Wednesday Backwards Edition:Buffet Eating

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Its been awhile since I’ve participated in Works-For-Me Wednesday. As the title says, its the Backwards Edition. Nope, doesn’t mean you wear your top inside out or start with dessert (although I have done both). It means I ask a question of y’all instead of me sharing my blah-blah-blah.

For some of you this is probably a dumb question. Even though in the past 18 months or so I’ve lost 31 pounds, I still have a big problem eating sensibly at a buffet. The hotel I am staying at has a buffet breakfast and dinner! Help!

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  • 1. Totallyscrappy  |  . at .

    Ooh, not the glorious, I mean dreaded breakfast buffet! Wow, to work so hard to lose 31 pounds all to lose it on a cinnamon roll! Ugh. My best tip is to choose a normal meal from the buffet. In other words, look at everything and then MAKE CHOICES! Resist the urge to “put a little of everything” on your plate. And if you fall prey to the donuts, try to couple it with something your body can really use like a yogurt or hard-boiled egg!
    Oh, and hey, if they have a breaky buffet I bet they have a pool or gym… hint, hint!


  • 2. Dana  |  . at .

    I drink a glass of Metamucil about 30 minutes before every meal. I feel fuller and am less inclined to overdo. I also use the small plates, start with fruit and quit when I feel full.


  • 3. Elizabeth Symington  |  . at .

    In Vegas, I ate at lots of buffets. My general rule was if I am too full to get 3rds or 4ths, then I probably shouldn’t keep eating. I limited myself to 2 plates. I don’t like my food to touch so really 2 plates equals a normal sized meal.

    Often I started with what I wanted to eat the most, like the hot desserts. I know me, I won’t leave until I eat dessert, but after a big dinner, you are totally stuffed before dessert.

    Try scoping out the food before putting it on your plate. It’s such a drag to find chocolate mousse after you’ve eaten 3 desserts.



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