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One Professional Eater's Strategy For Conquering The Buffet
By Chase Shustack
Many all-you-can-eat buffets pull in a profit from certain tricks such as smaller plates and expensive drinks. Because of this, customers may wonder how they can get the most out of their trip to the buffet without undereating or being taken advantage of by the management.
According to legendary competitive eater Matt "Megatoad" Stonie, the biggest mistake some buffet eaters make is to go and fill up on the heavy stuff first, such as meats or carbs. Stonie suggests focusing on lighter fare first, like soups or salads, since their higher water content helps them settle easier.
Stonie also suggests that buffet-goers take it easy, get small portions, and keep to what they’re comfortable with. You want to become full without overeating, so be sure to stay hydrated while eating, understand your limits, and avoid skipping meals in anticipation of the buffet.