Do FOOD BARS, or SELF SERVE ICE CREAM stations...etc, make YOU eat more???

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Do FOOD BARS, or SELF SERVE ICE CREAM stations...etc, make YOU eat more???

Bignuf Bignuf
We call them PIG TROUGH places...even the VERY good one's (and there are some VERY nice one's), that are "all you can eat"...and we DO notice we take in FAR, FAR more calories then going to a traditional diner.

SO....is that the same for you, or do you pay that "all you can eat" and still do strict portion control? Be honest!!!
07/20/2012
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Roz W Roz W
Is "food bar" the new word for buffet? Weird.

I've only done the "all you can eat" thing when I'm out for a special occasion. I find that sampling some of everything, I'm full. I don't believe in strict portion control but somewhere along the road to adulthood I lost the ability to stuff myself.

Food isn't the enemy, yo.
07/20/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am going to eat all I can eat for the prices they charge these days. I have never had a problem though. I usually start out with the same thing if I was at any other place. A salad, meal and then dessert.
07/20/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
On the rare occasion that I go to a place like this I will fill my plate with a regular portion of food, and then I won't go back for seconds. Just because I can have as much as I like doesn't mean that I'd going to pile my plate sky high and go back three or four times.
07/20/2012
Mandarin Mandarin
Oh man, I absolutely will pile food on my plate. Day to day I eat quite healthy, and I maintain healthy portions, though I dont try to restrict my eating. I workout regularly and am in great shape so its not like I struggle with food. But put me at a good all you can eat (particularly Japanese/sushi, or place like sweet tomatoes buffet) and I will make myself sick. The more options the more trouble I'm in. I want to try some of everything, and I cant seem to stop. I avoid these places needless to say. My only saving grace is that Im a vegetarian so I can not actually try EVERYTHING.
07/20/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Oddly enough, no. I usually eat more when we go to a restaurant.
At the self serve places I usually try a little of anything that looks good, but don't fill the plate as much as the typical meal at a place like Denny's or Friendly's.
I've found diners can be even worse though, I ordered chicken sorentino at this little joint up in NY once and the plate was pretty much packed full.
07/20/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
No, it doesn't have an effect on how much I eat. I may have one or two plates but that is it. I don't always get desert either. I really only care for Chinese buffets though, that way I can get a little of everything. The only buffet near me is Golden Corral and man they got busted BAD with health violations like roaches in food, holding food longer than the holding time, people putting their hands in the chocolate fountain leading to germs (fecal matter was mentioned) in it. I have only been there a few times and twice I got sick, I wouldn't eat at ANY Golden Corral EVER again. Makes me wanna puke thinking about it.
07/21/2012
GONE! GONE!
If anything I eat less at them because they usually don't have food good enough for me to eat a lot of it and I just end up eating tiny samples of everything.
07/21/2012
potstickers potstickers
When I do go to buffets, I don't go to places that will make you gain 10 pounds. I usually go to healthier places such as Souplantation.
07/21/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We call them PIG TROUGH places...even the VERY good one's (and there are some VERY nice one's), that are "all you can eat"...and we DO notice we take in FAR, FAR more calories then going to a traditional diner.

SO....is that ...
I have trouble eating much period. I get full super quick and once I start feeling like I'm getting there, I quit eating no matter what. I think I started doing that when I was ill with serious tummy complications. I'm able to eat more, but not really overdo it without getting sick. So, no, the all you can eat places don't cause me to over do, but I always end up wrapping something in a napkin and putting in my purse! LOl.
07/21/2012
ghalik ghalik
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
If anything I eat less at them because they usually don't have food good enough for me to eat a lot of it and I just end up eating tiny samples of everything.
Yeah, this. Then if something is edible I go back and get enough of it to call a meal.
07/21/2012
Peggi Peggi
I do tend to eat MORE but probably take in less calories because of WHAT I eat.

If it is a buffet like Golden Corral I will fill up on mostly steak and a small plate of popcorn shrimp, and a small dessert.

At my favorite buffet where they serve steamed crabs and sushi, that is ALL I eat, and a bowl of ice cream for dessert. I don't even touch the pastas and high calorie Asian-style chicken and such (it's a chinese buffet)
07/21/2012
Rey Rey
yes:/

i eat more seafood especially
07/21/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
No. I'm not a big eater, though. I tend to eat much less when I can fix my own plate as I'm able to decide what portions are appropriate for me.
07/21/2012
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