While often a great value and the perfect compliment to those who have trouble making up their mind, buffets also represent a potential dieting disaster for anyone looking to lose weight. Even the best dieting intentions can quickly become undone when faced with an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of tempting treats and delicious deserts. However, according to the results of a recent study, there are a couple of strategies you can employ to keep from overeating when at a buffet.
In a report published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine researchers outlined two techniques that can help you avoid overeating when at a buffet- using a smaller plate and walking around the buffet prior to selecting what to eat. (more…)