Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Just Say No!!!

Hubby and I took my mom, dad and students out to a Chinese buffet for my dad's birthday yesterday. I've got two words and two words only...

Never again!!!

Okay, maybe more than just two words :) The food was really good, but I always get ripped off because I believe that for myself, eating more than one plate full of food is considered as borderline gluttony. I don't eat a lot, so when we go to buffets and I try to stretch beyond normal capacity for myself, I feel sooooooo ill! When we go to buffets, we always feel compelled to get our "money's worth", which in turn is just not healthy...or natural for that matter! The place we went to said in their ad that they do not use MSG in their food (thank goodness). Though the food was oh so yummy, it was still greasier and oilier than what we are used to. Hubby and I rarely eat fried food. My students were able to pack away three plates of food each and went back for dessert twice. They told me that they have developed a system for buffets:
-never eat rice- it fills you up
-never eat soup- it fills you up
-don't drink anything except water- pop fills you up
-after your first plate of food, walk around for a bit
-pace yourself- eat slowly
-there's always room for dessert, no matter how full you are
Uhh...yeah. Right.

I felt so full and so ill last night after having consumed a plate and a half of food and fruit for dessert. I ended up not being able to fall asleep right away when we got home. I was tossing and turning and had nightmares of huge, horses (like the ones seen in Lord of the Rings--the ones the riders were riding when they were chasing Frodo). Then the dream changed to me being four months pregnant. What the heck?? WEIRD!

Lesson learned: I am never to eat at a buffet again!! (We say that all the time though!) Bleh! Hubby and I have decided that we (he and I) just aren't meant to consume copious amounts of food like that.


ahappilymarriedmommy said...

I love Chinese buffets! But yeah, I see where you're coming from!

Ms. Mamma said...

I despise the gluttony at buffets, sorry. I don't go to them and when I watch the people around here that do, I feel ill enough to yak.

Chrissy121875 said...

Hey Ms.Mamma! I totally agree. For myself, I don't feel there's a need to eat THAT much and at those buffets, it seems people "eat with their eyes" or "their eyes are bigger than their bellies". It's kind of gross. I was stunned when the students were able to pack that much away!

One of the reasons I am not a fan of buffets is because at home, I try to make sure everyone gets proper portions of healthy food. I feed the students, Hubby, and myself LOTS of veggies, whole grains, etc. I don't like using refined sugars or anything with a lot of artificial stuff and preservatives. Most of the food I cook is homemade and from scratch. I ALWAYS feel sick when we come back from buffets :(

AHMM, yeah, I was thinking of you when we were there! I know how much you love Chinese buffets. I'm just not a fan though!

t said...

Agreed. Buffets are not good. I confess though. I still go occasionally if it is a special occasion.

japanmanpete said...

I quite enjoy all you can eat anything. In Japan we have nomihodai and tabehodai (all you can drink and all you can eat) restaurants. They always lose money on us gaijin! Heh! Heh! I suppose I am a glutton.

Anonymous said...

I love buffets, because I know I get my money's worth. Sometimes it does hurt to get my money's worth.

Love your blog, LOL.

Chrissy121875 said...

LOL!! FYI guys and gals...the last anon poster was my hubby :)

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