By manapua72 Latest Reply 2012-12-19 01:17:02 -0600
Started 2012-12-15 13:37:40 -0600

So a friend wanted to thank me as well as celebrate … We ended up @ an all u can eat buffet … Bad place for a diabetic that loves food … Suffice to say I ended up over eating … Going to sleep high and waking up high … Thankfully 2 hours after breakfast I was back in range .,,… Gotta stay away from buffets … Just wanted to share …

27 replies

MrsCDogg 2012-12-18 06:54:29 -0600 Report

I try to pay close attention to what I am eating at a place like that. It also depends on how my blood sugar is that day too. Once when my husband and I were at Golden Corral my sugar was so low that I thought I was going to hit the floor before I got to eat. I had forgotten to bring my meter so don't know what it was exactly but things were starting to get dark and fuzzy by the time I got back to my table with my plate.

locarb 2012-12-17 17:22:17 -0600 Report

While I agree with the other responses that a buffet is fine provided that you don't eat to excess; I avoid them so that I don't even allow myself to succumb to the temptation.

Glad to hear that you were "…back in range" so quickly.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-12-16 07:29:09 -0600 Report

I love buffets, Furrs has a great sugar free dessert. My main meal is usually the fish with lots of veggies so I can have my dessert. It works for me, but I wouldn't go to a buffet if I couldn't do this too many choices close at hand! Glad you felt better.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-15 17:55:53 -0600 Report

I ate at a buffet once last week and twice this week. I did not over eat and was fine. The problem with buffets is that people pay a price and try to eat their weight in food. They can turn the average eater into a glutton.

For lunch I had two pieces of chicken, collard greens and green beans, slice of ham, a fork full of mashed potatoes and a drizzle of gravy. I had apple cobbler for dessert with a little bit of ice cream. By the time I got finished running around, I got home and my numbers were not high. I was ready for dinner at 7.

jjermaine13 2012-12-17 21:55:37 -0600 Report

That meal really illustrates how important it is to watch WHAT you when at a buffet vs.how much. I've learned very quickly if I'm going to indulge its better to indulge in veggies and low carb meats, such as fish or turkey. I struggle with portion control, yet I manage to stay balanced by eating more veggies and high fiber filled foods. I suppose these principles would apply greatly when going out to an all u can eat restraint.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-17 22:15:56 -0600 Report

I think people try to eat everything they see. I go for the meats and veggies also. I avoid sauces and pastas. When I do go to one, I am usually out doing something that will require walking. I went to the one in a casino Thursday and walked around the casino before sitting down to play. This helps walk off some of the calories and carbs.

jjermaine13 2012-12-17 20:32:09 -0600 Report

Wow, that sound yummy! I just read today how great sesame oil and seeds are for a healthy diet.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-17 20:48:30 -0600 Report

I ate a slice of bread with sesame seeds on it and the seeds made me itchy. I can't use the oil at all. I have noticed that these days Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds causes the same effect.

jjermaine13 2012-12-18 08:00:21 -0600 Report

Aww, peanut allergy, perhaps. That's too bad. We deal with enough when it come to making proper choices on our food. The good thing is that we have options that are just as yummy and healthy.

Caroltoo 2012-12-17 20:37:33 -0600 Report

Sesame oil is great for cooking and toasted sesame seeds give a wonderful nutty flavor to foods.

Its is also a wonderfully light oil to use for skin care. I've used it for the last 30 years as a facial cleanser. You do need to use the natural, uncooked kind for that though cause otherwise you smell like an oriental stir fry!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-12-17 18:14:46 -0600 Report

Oh, Sounds soo good, but being insulin dependent, eating what you did would send my numbers up. Buffets are not a problem for me as I can usually only eat a few bites and then I'm full, thankfully:D

granniesophie 2012-12-16 06:02:56 -0600 Report

You are right about that! The buffets always make money off of me-I can't eat even close to what I paid for my meal, and it kinda makes me sick to watch all the overloaded plates walk by me! Do you have to starve for days to eat that much food?? Yikes!
It's easy to eat sensibly at a buffet, just eat normally, and maybe try a little something new you never had at home. Gives you a chance to see if you might like something you never thought about before-even Brussels Sprouts!
OK, I'm crazy-I love steamed Brussels Sprouts with a bit of butter-I may be the only person in the whole US who does-and yes, feel free to send me yours :)

Debbiejf 2012-12-17 23:51:14 -0600 Report

Gladly ;), I was able to eat and enjoy brussel sprouts before I got pregnant with my son…35 years ago, haven't been able to touch them since lol

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-12-17 20:51:16 -0600 Report

I saw a chef on the news this morning. He steamed them, tossed them in olive oil and put lemon juice on them and browned them in the oven. I know someone who loves them. I am not one of those people.

I wonder the same thing. I have seen people with one of everything the buffet offers on their plates. I have never been able to eat food like that.

Caroltoo 2012-12-16 10:49:12 -0600 Report

No, Sonya, you have to share the steamed Brussel Sprouts with butter with me. I have a stalk of them in my refrigerator right now and cooked a few in a mixture of toasted sesame oil and olive oil and garlic yesterday, then added a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese when I served them.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-12-17 18:17:37 -0600 Report

LOVE brussel sprouts and could eat them daily! In my house it's my two girls and myself that will eat them, my husband and two boys hate them. It seems that all the guys I know hate them, I wonder why?

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-12-19 01:17:02 -0600 Report

Not sure? I just haven't met a female who doesn't like them. Also, the guys can't tell me why they don't like them, just that they don't.

jayabee52 2012-12-16 19:27:11 -0600 Report

I tried brussel sprouts in a buffet recently. Didn't care much for them but perhaps doing them Carol's way may change my mind

Caroltoo 2012-12-17 20:35:32 -0600 Report

Depending on your preference, add a little garlic and pepper or Italian spices. They just need a little seasoning to give them more sparkle.

manapua72 2012-12-15 15:48:00 -0600 Report

Maybe once in a blue moon … Overrating is one of the things attributed to me developing this affliction … Love Vegas … Terrible for me , haven't been in a year or two but I would over eat & over drink too … I think living in Vegas would offer way to much temptation for me … It's good u got the will power to resist …

jayabee52 2012-12-15 16:05:42 -0600 Report

it helps to stay out of the casinos. Never was much of a gambler. Worked too hard for my money to give it to some fat cat casino company. I have a friend who encourages me to try Paigow poker, but I just smile and say thanks but no thanks.

jayabee52 2012-12-15 13:59:41 -0600 Report

I live in Las Vegas, city of excesses. I think the slot machines outnumber the Buffets, but not by much, LoL!

I was faced with a friend who wanted to thank me for something I did for him and he suggested a buffet. So I wrote this discussion post ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/12...

You might want to read the replies. Very enlightening

I am glad you came back down the next day. I have experienced the same thing too.

Doing this every once in a while does not hurt you to overindulge a little bit, as long as it doesn't become a regular habit.


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