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Buffet Dos and Don’ts

by in Dining Out, February 20, 2012
all-you-can-eat buffet
Don't feel pressured to eat all you can at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Tired of rolling home after an all-you-can-eat buffet? Use our tips to keep your waistline in check when you visit a buffet or salad bar.

DON’T: Skip all your meals and arrive famished.
DO: Eat well-balanced small meals before hitting the buffet.
Studies show that when you skip meals, you tend to overeat at your next meal. It’s best to eat your regularly scheduled small, balanced meals and arrive hungry but not out-of-control famished.

DON’T: Pile your plate with the first food your eyes land on.
DO: Take a stroll around the buffet to examine all of your choices.
Oftentimes, we start by eating the first thing we see but realize later that the “good stuff” is hidden at the other end of the buffet. Take the time to check everything out before you make your decisions.

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Weekly Bits: Game-Day Grub

by in Reader Tips & Comments, February 6, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday ranks second — behind only Thanksgiving — for most food eaten in a single day. All those wings, pizza, creamy dips and beverages can rack up calories and fat pretty quickly. The hours of sitting and watching the game doesn’t help either.

Check out this week’s list of reader comments for ways to avoid penalties for overdoing it during the big game. And because Super Bowl snacks can turn into quite a spread, read up on strategies for staying healthy when hitting a buffet.

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Weekly Bits: Buffet Dining & a Sweet Ending

by in Reader Tips & Comments, January 30, 2010

Ever felt overwhelmed at a buffet? Check out some of our readers’ approaches to staying on track when faced with a feast. Plus, more love for homemade pudding and a nutrition question on brining a turkey.

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Dining Out: All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

by in Dining Out, January 28, 2010

Dessert Buffet
What’s not to love at those all-you-can-eat buffets? Well, the calorie overload, for one. I enjoy a big buffet as much as the next gal (especially in Vegas!), but there’s nothing good about walking away overstuffed. Here are some tips for your next trip up to the table.

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Safety Tip: Buffet Etiquette

by in Dining Out, Food Safety, September 11, 2009

buffet safety
Buffets are everywhere these days — Sunday brunch, wedding receptions or the local chain restaurant. I just got back from a trip to Israel, and our hotel even offered breakfast and dinner buffets. Now, I’ve seen some clean and well-managed buffets before, but this place’s spread was definitely not one of them. Of course, it’s not all the restaurant’s fault. We diners can be beastly.

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