How To Eat Smart at a Buffet

February 9, 2018

We all love a buffet. Seemingly endless options of all our favourite foods in one sitting scintillates our senses and sends our stomachs wild with desire. But we all know that all-you-can-eat buffets are bad for our health. After all, all that food in one sitting isn’t doing us any good, especially our waistlines.

We know we should eat more conservatively, even at buffets. But the temptation can be too strong at times. So, we’re going to share some secrets to help you get the most out of your next visit to your favourite all-you-can-eat buffet without ruining it for yourself:

  1. No More Bingeing – We like to joke about how much we can all eat when we hit up the buffet. Stacked plates are a badge of honour that reflects your gastro-intestinal prowess. But in actual fact, after we’ve gorged ourselves on every item the restaurant has to offer we leave feeling sick – our stomachs stretched to uncomfortable capacities – and not wanting to think about food at all. At least for a few hours anyway.

Next time you visit the buffet, balance your decisions wisely and resist the urge to pile your plates. You will leave feeling full and satisfied, instead of being rolled out.

  1. Sit Further Away – Being in the front row at the buffet means you’re staring temptation in the face. The smells of all that food wafting in your face is delicious but will make you more tempted to get up for that forth and fifth plate. Research shows that for every 40 feet farther away from the buffet people sit, they make one trip fewer.
  2. Avert Your Eyes – If you can’t choose a seat far away from the food, then try facing away from the food. Not being stared directly in the face by food will reduce the temptation to keep eating, even when you’re full.
  3. Choose Wisely – Before you start eating it is best to scout around and see what the options are. It is common for people to pile their plates before realising there’s something they’d prefer more further down the line, making them come back for another plate. Choose the things you’re going to enjoy and savour every bite – having your mind on the next plateful means you won’t enjoy what’s right in front of you.

Visit Royal Nawaab’s Halal restaurant London for a huge selection of traditional Pakistani and Indian dishes.