Whether you're on a cruise ship, staying at a hotel or just going to dinner with visiting friends, those all-you-can-eat smorgasbords can really wreak havoc on your swimsuit figure. So here are some tips to keep you from OVER-indulging. We found them in Cooking Light magazine and they come from Daniel Adams, Buffet General Manager at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
- First: Take time to walk the entire line don't fill your plate at the first station. As you're walking, make a mental list of new foods you'd like to try, and avoid the items you usually eat. This'll help you savor the food rather than shovel it in by habit.
- Next: Help yourself to items that would be expensive if you bought them from the menu - such as lean cuts of meat, high-end seafood and rotisserie items. This way you won't feel like you have to eat more to get your money's worth.
- And one last tip for dealing with a buffet: Use smaller plates and take several trips. Moving around will make it easier for you to notice when you're full.