Hey hey, good morning everyone and as always, happy Thursday.
Today I want to tell you about one of the best tools that I use to help myself and many of my clients build and maintain healthy eating habits: Buffets
Now you may have just said to yourself, “Buffets? Did he really just say buffets???”
Yeah. I did.
And let me tell you why…
If you want to build a lean, healthy and great looking body, you have to exercise regularly and consistently eat the right amounts of the right types of foods.
Now when you go to a buffet you’re going to be given some combination of high quality meats and fish such as grilled chicken, salmon, white fish, steak and maybe turkey or pork.
You’re going to be given some combination of raw, steamed and grilled vegetables such as kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, asparagus, string beans, beets, Brussels sprouts and avocados.
And you’re going to be given a number of grain options including at least one or two healthier grains such as sweet potatoes, quinoa, couscous or brown rice.
You can’t ask for better food options.
And there they are, just sitting in front of you. All you have to do is put them on your plate and you’ve aced the “eat the right foods” part of the dietary equation.
The second major reason why buffets are such effective tools is because you control your portion sizes.
There isn’t someone in the kitchen or behind the counter serving you a specified amount of food.
You’re serving yourself.
And that means you have complete control.
That is a big deal because when you serve yourself it significantly increases the likelihood that you’ll consume the right portion size.
And that matters because your portion size is the biggest factor influencing your overall caloric intake, and your overall caloric intake is the biggest factor influencing whether you will lose weight and maintain a lean and healthy body.
Now, if I haven’t convinced you of the awesome benefit of buffets just yet, let me very quickly throw two more big positives at you.
First, buffets are fast.
You walk in and the food is already there, cooked and ready to go.
It takes about 3-5 minutes total once you walk into a buffet to find your food, serve yourself, pay and walk out.
That’s an awesome economy of time.
Secondly, buffets regularly change their food options. Almost daily. They do this because they know you’ll get bored and you won’t come back if they don’t change the menu.
And that means a variety of tastes and food sources in your diet. Two huge keys to helping you maintain healthy eating habits for the long term.
Look, it is literally my job to be lean, healthy and fit and there is no way I could have built the body that I have today without regularly eating at buffets.
So if you’re serious about building for yourself a lean, healthy and great looking body I strongly encourage you to consider buffets. They will really help.
They’re super fast, convenient and they’ll give you complete control over your portion sizes and the types of foods you eat. All combined you’re 99% of the way there to nailing your diet.
As always, to our health.
Your exercise and dietary coach.
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