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When The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Becomes A Circus

Tonight I enjoyed a fantastic meal with my family at an all you can eat restaurant. The food was excellent – salads, vegetables, hot and cold sliced meats, seafood and loads of incredible desserts, but I am always amazed at how much people can eat. As our table was near the buffet I counted the same people returning for their 3rd 4th and 5th servings with plates piled high every time…with some in need of a cheese cake spring-form pan to hold it all on.

And the whole time the crowd at the seafood servery were scrambling like they were about to call last drinks at the bar. Even my daughter was surprised after carving herself a slice of cheese from a larger block, when over her shoulder came the arm of an older bloke who helped himself to all of the remaining block of cheese.

It seems like when all-you-can-eat deals are on offer normal meal sizes go out the window and “having to get your moneys worth” is all that matters.

Occasional overeating is a just a part of life…its when it becomes the norm that it can be a problem. Paleo expert Steph Gaudreau advises the following on portion sizes –

1. Eat 3 meals a day – protein vegetables and some fruit

2. Eat a balanced plate

3. Reduce dependence on snacks

And then you can tell if its working by –

  • normalized body composition (reduced fat and increased muscle) OVER TIME.

  • stable energy throughout the day.

  • clear-headedness and mental acuity.

  • restorative and restful sleep.

  • a feeling of satiety after meals.

  • good mood.

  • a healthy sex drive

If you are trying to improve you health try following this good nutritional advice and keep these things in mind. And it won’t be too long before you will begin to see and feel the benefits.

So keep in touch and see you out on the trails.

About The Author

Rod Bucton, mountain bike fanatic from Mid North Coast, New South Wales Australia…discover the shortcuts to mountain biking for beginners and while you’re at it follow Rod on Facebook or Instagram.

Like any sport, bicycling involves risk of injury and damage. By choosing to ride a bicycle, you assume the responsibility for that risk, so you need to know — and to practice — the rules of safe and responsible riding and of proper use and maintenance. Proper use and maintenance of your bicycle reduces risk of injury.

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