It doesn't matter what your intentions are when you go to a buffet, or how fancy of a buffet you choose, they're always a bit of a minefield. Here's what you need to know to get the most out of your trip to the buffet — whether you're trying to watch your waistline, or just not get sick.
It's so tough to resist grabbing a few pieces of fried chicken or loading up a plate with those crispy, delicious egg rolls, but according to Rene Ficek of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating, loading up on fried goodness is definitely a mistake. But not exactly for the reason you think. All fried food is bad, but buffet fried food is even worse.
Buffets are cooking everything in bulk, and they're going to try to cut back on their costs where they can. That means they're using the cheapest oil they can find to fill their fryers, which churns out fried dishes that are likely to have the maximum amount of artery-clogging nastiness possible. Ficek explains:
"Every time you put something in a deep fryer, it acts like a sponge and soaks up as much grease and saturated and trans fat as possible."
Doesn't sound so appetizing now, does it?
Watch the video to learn about more dumb mistakes everyone makes when eating at buffets.
Grabbing the fried food | #
Choosing your favorites | #
Dangerous foods | #
Crab legs and oysters | #
Drinking anything but water | #
Using the wrong tools | #
Opting for the starches | #
Dropping a serving spoon | #
Not making a plan | #
Skipping meals before you go | #
Contributing to food waste | #