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Old 05-22-2014, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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I must be weird, cuz AYCE usually means that I can have a bite or two of exactly what I want from a large selection of things and different cuisines instead of a "full serving" of what someone else decides goes together. It means I can have a smaller plate with just salad type stuff, a larger plate with entree type stuff, maybe another small plate with just side items, and maybe a small plate or bowl of dessert type stuff. Just what I want, in just the amounts that I want, without anything touching if I don't want it to... not a total gorgefest with mountainous plates.

Even at regular "buffets" some server usually forks over a huge slab of something or something is already plated in a larger portion than I want. Self-serve AYCE means I can get little bites and as many plates as needed to keep like with like without necessary having it all piled on there willy-nilly.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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I eat no more than I usually would.

I don't want the bloated feeling so I rarely over eat, no matter how delicious something is.

I try to save room for dessert but these days I rarely have it, unlike my younger years when dessert was all I ate at these places.

I never have entree or soup or anything, just a main.

Australian main courses are about half the size of American ones yet they're still often too big for me.

I am a good eater and not picky at all. Just more aware of being greedy I guess.
The above is out the window if it's a seafood buffet.

Then I'm afraid I line up at the trough repeatedly, with the rest of them. Not the fried though, it's too filling.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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I cant eat more than 2 plates of food anyways, so that is my definition of all you can eat.

And I can eat only if something is 100% vegetarian.

This is my typical traditional meal every afternoon, so no more than 1 plate unless I skipped food for 1 day:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z...20Thaali04.JPG

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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And as usual, a thread about all you can eat brings out the fat haters. It sickens me that people can be so hateful toward other human beings.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:46 PM
 
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I cant eat more than 2 plates of food anyways, so that is my definition of all you can eat.

And I can eat only if something is 100% vegetarian.

This is my typical traditional meal every afternoon, so no more than 1 plate unless I skipped food for 1 day:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z...20Thaali04.JPG
You eat this daily?! Wow!
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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You eat this daily?! Wow!
Yup, eat one plate and you are filled for 8+ hours . Today, our Combo's with rice were a little different. We had coconut payasam, Yam Roast, flat beans kootu (kootu is a spicy stew in south India), and Red chili rasam instead.
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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I cant eat more than 2 plates of food anyways, so that is my definition of all you can eat.

And I can eat only if something is 100% vegetarian.

This is my typical traditional meal every afternoon, so no more than 1 plate unless I skipped food for 1 day:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Z...20Thaali04.JPG
What are the volumes of the bowls? If they're 1/2 cup each, with 1 cup of rice and the bread & sweet roll, that would be more than I could eat in a single sitting; but would probably be about right for an entire day... with a couple 3oz servings of animal protein (egg, cheese, meat) since I don't so well on veggie protein only.

I can't eat one big meal a day anymore, my blood sugar gets all funky if I don't eat 100-200 calories every 2-3 hours... so I'd probably eat one of those bowls at a time throughout the day.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Almost every time we have gone to an all you can eat place it is with my parents. I always fill my plate with various veggies the first trip because we can't afford to get too many fresh veggies and I am the only one that likes them in our house. Next trip I get one or 2 small pieces of meat and 2 or 3 small servings of sides. If I think I have room I will have 2 very small things for desert or one piece of pie or cake. It is almost never worth it for me to go money wise. I just can't eat too much at once and I am already struggling with weight and trying to lose it. I do not go to buffets anymore.
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:01 AM
 
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I went to one of those feeding corrals about three years ago and was in awe. I went straight for the dessert buffet (not wasting my macros on crappy food when I can eat cake!) They made money off of me, seriously. I was fascinated by how much people ate. I had so much fun watching all the people eat! I need to tell my BF that I want to go there again!
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:22 AM
 
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Vegas Babyyyyyyyy. Myself I like the breakfast buffets especially the sausage links. But soon I'm have to hit the Rio.


http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=Q1yQ3hUz3z8
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