It’s Official – Buffets Are Evil

by derek on May 6, 2007 · 11 comments

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’ve come to the realization that I need to live a healthier lifestyle and have been lucky enough to receive the assistance of Melanie over at

Since receiving a suggested eating plan courtesy of Melanie, I had been doing pretty well for the first week. However, I think I derailed all of that today when we stopped at a new place for lunch.

This afternoon we were out doing a little furniture shopping as my wife has been waiting a long time for a new kitchen table and chairs, as well as a dining room set. After checking out more tables than I care to see, we opted to stop at a new pizza place for lunch as the kids were beyond hungry and we were not very close to home.

This pizza place is an “all-you-can-eat” buffet for $5 per person. Not a bad deal at all particularly since their pizza was actually pretty good. However, as I am sure you can imagine, I ate way too much pizza and they had these absolutely fantastic brownies which I just had to have one…and then another.

If you are the type of person that has a difficult time saying no to food (like yours truly), you should try to avoid visiting a buffet if at all possible. I was doing okay until they brought out a pepperoni and jalapeno pizza which I had a hard time not eating more of that than I did.

As I sat there digesting my last piece of pizza, I was looking around the restaurant and it was rather sad to see that the majority of the people there were overweight. As much as John Chow likes to say he is the root of all evil, I have to disagree as today I came to believe that a buffet is the real root of all evil.

As a token of appreciation to Melanie for her hard work with providing me a suggested meal plan, I am making a vow to not return to the pizza buffet and after today’s experience, I think I might have to start a new movement to outlaw buffets around the country!

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