How to Beat a Buffet
Oh Buffets, you are the curse of humanity and the plague of all fat people. I can likely contribute 25% of my recent weight gain to the Hong Kong Chinese restaurant in Niceville, Florida. In fact it is on my list of places to go on my cheat day.
Today on vacation I ate at a buffet. I was nervous as a cat in room full of rocking chairs going into that restaurant. I am much like the late W.C. Fields who said, "I can resist anything except temptation."
So how did I do? I would give myself a "B".
This restaurant had a nice salad bar which I got a full salad plate full of goodies, mostly dark green lettuce. I used a fairly light dressing. Added turkey for protein, and a little chicken salad. No Croutons. No Cheese.
Off the hot bar I had baked fish and a small spoonful of rice pilaf and 3 cheese stuffed tortellini. I had a half cup of clam chowder.
Now I give myself a B because I shouldn't have gone back for the hot foods. I was really pretty full after the first salad plate. I don't give myself a lower grade because I probably ate half the food I would have normally eaten, and probably only a third of the calories.
Maybe someday I can eat at buffets and honestly fell like I don't have to overeat to just get my moneys worth. Today was a start.
Oh, Flo stopped after one salad plate. She had a salad with one piece of grilled fish. I would give that girl an A+.
Joe and Flo