I used to think buffets were the ultimate experience. More food for less, eat as much as you’d like. Don’t leave until it’s a struggle to move, or until they close.
I also used to think high-end restaurants that charge the earth for a small sample of “culinary arts” was a pretentious joke, and a poor excuse for a meal.
What have I discovered more recently that I wish I realised sooner?
Buffets are more expensive than fine dining experiences.
While I was basing the comparison on the monetary value, I was ignoring far more important considerations.
Time. Energy. Progress.
Going to a buffet that costs $30 and results in an epic overfeeding can be super expensive to the time and energy you’ve invested towards your fat loss and physique goals.
I don’t get caught up on low cost low reward dining anymore. I would rather overspend on lesser food quantity and in return receive greater quality, portion control, and satisfaction towards keeping my goals on track.