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Old 05-19-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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I will fill one plate and that's usually all I want.
Or I will try a little of a lot of different things, and then go back and get more of what I liked the most.
Buffets are a good way to try something you're unfamiliar with. If you don't like it, you're not out the money and still hungry.
Some of the buffet places we go to have fresh food and are clean.
But the Chinese places - in our town, all are absolutely awful.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Stuff your face till you almost barf
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Stuff your face till you almost barf
LOL!!!

Seriously, for me it means getting to try different entrees, desserts, etc. I don't over eat- I eat the same amount as I would at a different style restaurant, however, I can have a little ham, some sides, a roll, and try a cheesecake. OK- maybe that is over eating! lol but seriously, it gives you a chance to mix it up.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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The Seven Habits of Highly Obese People

From a study done by watching high BMI folks at an all-you-can-eat buffet.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: SC
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To me it means getting a spoonful (tablespoon - not serving spoon - generally one-two bites) of all the stuff i like.
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Old 05-20-2014, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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The Seven Habits of Highly Obese People

From a study done by watching high BMI folks at an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Well that was a pretty offensive article. I wasn't sure if it was meant to be a joke or not. Surely, not a serious "study". Given the location, it's a skewed "study" to begin with. It'd be kind of like going to one of those food-eating contests and implying the results apply to all skinny people (which most all those contestants are).

Plate size? I'm not sure I can recall any buffet where you were offered anything more than a dinner plate or a salad plate. So 99% of the heavy people took dinner plates. What percentage of "normal" people took them as well? 94% don't choose chopstick so they can "to shovel in the food." Again, what percentage of all patrons don't choose chopsticks? Of course, they don't say. And what's with assigning a motivation? Maybe it's that the overweight customers are just too uncoordinated to use chopsticks.

Some study. I think it was more like the writer's observations one night at the buffet. No "study" about it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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I don't do the "All you can eat" thing often, and when I do, I suppose I do go in accepting that I'm going to eat a little more than I usually do. Still, I try to only take what I can eat and wait a bit between plates to see if I still want anything. If I get a second plate, I'm more than likely going to grab a smaller plate (like dessert or salad) just to make sure my eyes don't get bigger than my stomach.

However, there was an Easter brunch a couple of years back...oh man. It was at a lovely hotel, and the food was just fabulous. Fresh mozzarella, delicious marinated artichokes, crab claws, crab legs, shrimp, prime rib...and, oddly, some of the best mashed potatoes I've ever tasted in my life. I ate until I couldn't move and then I ate some more -- I'm still not sorry about that one!
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:02 AM
 
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To me, all-you-can-eat is what's wrong with America. People stuff themselves silly and wonder why they're obese.

There's an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet near my home. It's $14.99 per person. Since I like to try a variety of items, the buffet works for me, but I only stop in for take out - I can FILL my take out container for less than $10, which is probably a plate or a little more than a plate of food for all-you-can-eat. I can never eat the entire take out container in one sitting, so I always have lunch for the following day. With the $14.99 option, I'd never be able to get my money's worth. I'm not going to stuff myself, nor can I take anything home, so it's not economical for me. However, I have a friend I've purposely NOT told about it because she would want to pay $14.99 for the buffet and eat several plates full of food and expect me to join her and do the same. Unfortunately, she's also morbidly obese. Taking her there would only promote her overeating, and I won't do that.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:44 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I really don't go to those places anymore, but if we end up at one it means that I have a big selection and can try a small portion of different things....
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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1-2 servings? > usually this
3-5 servings?
Eat till you explode then eat again?
Set pricing for said meal -
To start, it means there's more than one option to select for [be it breakfast, lunch or dinner]
Secondly - for me, anyways, the amount of servings depends on what the item happens to be.
Thirdly, to me - servings depends on size of the item depending on what it is and the type of spoon or implement used to put said item in/on and transfer to your plate.

With that in mind, I've actually gone up for more than one serving of veggies (ie - corn) than I have for the 1 serving of a meat item. To actually determine if the corn was any good tho, I would only put about a 1/4 - 1/2 of a spoonful on my plate.

Desserts - look for those really small containers. This one buffet near us at the casino has a great tiramisu mousse in a small ramekan type container. That, and a cup of coffee. Although I don't always have room for that unless I can split it with my hubby.

We leave full but no longer stuffed. Then, we still like to walk around somewhere even if for 15 minutes. It feels good to walk around. We try not to go out so late in the evening to eat anymore. We'll leave that for the younger ones.
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