My advice is to AVOID THEM!
*Take a walk along the buffet and scope out what REALLY looks great, but then fix your first plate with only a garden salad with dressing on the side. This works for me because it takes the edge off hunger before I start filling my plate so I make better choices and don't over fill it and so I'm not so tempted to eat two plates full of those higher calorie offerings.
*Sit as far from the buffet as possible. The peer pressure of having to walk past every other table with another plate of food may help you - or - you may be too lazy to get up for one more trip ;0)
*While eating your salad - you have made time to listen carefully to the conversation of others about what doesn't taste as good as it looked and avoid those foods - and just head for what they say is "to die for". That way you will feel more satisfied.
*Breakfast buffets are a real challenge because of all the baked goods offered as "food". Focus on power foods here - eggs, meat, fresh fruit and veggies. They will fill you up fast and keep you satisfied for a long, long time.
|I have to admit, some of these LOOK very tempting - but I'd find someone to share a sampler plate of them with me!|
*When all else fails, if you know you're going to be tempted beyond what you can bear, plan to use your Weekly Allowance Points for that event and simply enjoy yourself within reason. Don't beat yourself up - its not worth it. Just jump back onto program the next day.
How do you deal with the temptations on a buffet? Comment among yourselves ;0)