Who doesn’t enjoy a nice buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner occasionally? I think most people enjoy this treat, but the question is…. are you doing it right?
Believe it or not, there exists an effective way to indulge in buffets without feeling bloated or guilty afterwards. The secret is simply making smart choices and educating yourself on what dishes you should consume. It’s all about choosing REAL food over ones which have nothing but sugar and have no nutritional value at all.
Here are some tried and tested tips in Smart Buffet Eating. If you follow these, I’m sure you’ll enjoy buffets all the more. Enjoy!
1. Walk Around First
It is always good to move and walk more often, and a buffet gives you the perfect chance. Make sure you check out all of the offerings on the buffet before filling up your first plate. It is possible that you might miss one of your favorite items tucked away in the corner of the buffet.
2.Use Small Plates and Go Slow
I try to always use the salad plate instead of the biggest main plate available. This way I get more exercise as I might go to the buffet 5 or 6 times and you are less likely to overfill your plate with an item of food you do not like. Then if I find a dish I really enjoy I can go back for more.
3. Leave the Cheaper Items For Others and go for the more Expensive ones!
The restaurants want you to fill up on the cheapest items available such as breads, rice, pasta and noodle dishes. It is better for them if you fill up on the less nutritious food items as you will have less room for the more expensive, primed items like seafood, meats, salads and seasonal vegetables.
ignore all breads, sugars and carbs
Go for lean meats, fresh seafood and load up on veggies!
4. Drink Hot Tea to Aid Digestion
If you fill up on beverages such as bottomless iced tea, soft drinks and beer which leave you bloated so you cannot eat as much and you will not enjoy your food as you should. Try a nice hot tea instead as this aids digestion and will not fill you up too much.
5. Go for a Delicious Dessert Alternative
There are not usually many desserts available at buffets that are Primed except for fresh fruits and nuts, but I have a suggestion. Why not leave room for a delicious sweet piece of seafood as your dessert? I enjoyed a succulent and sweet lobster to end my meal at Cusina at Marco Polo. It was fresh, delicious and far superior to any of the desserts on offer.
The buffet restaurants we tried recently are Circles at Makati Shangri-La, Cusina at Marco Polo Ortigas, Vikings at SM Mega Mall and YakiMIX at the Podium, Ortigas.
Remember these tips on your next buffet experience and you won’t feel bloated the following day!
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