Las Vegas is famous for its gambling, and while you’re there, you may as well regard everything you do as a gamble. That’s especially true with the Las Vegas buffets. You’re paying good money for food, but are you getting your money’s worth? You win if you do, and you lose if you don’t.
Determining whether you got your money’s worth for the buffet isn’t really an exact science. But it’s easy enough to take into account 2 main factors. First off, is the quality of the food terrific? It’s not really worth the money when you eat a lot of bad food.
The next factor is: how much food can you eat? And that’s always a question. If you eat like the proverbial bird, then you’re going to end up on the losing end, by overpaying for the little food you ate.
So, with that in mind, you need to make sure you can eat a lot at an all-you-can-eat buffet. And here are some tips from “pro eaters” who can really gobble the food up. Follow these tips, and you might just outeat everyone at the buffet table.
Drink Enough Water the Day Before
Proper preparation for a buffet starts on the day before the eating event. So, if you plan on attending a Las Vegas buffet tomorrow, you need to plan today.
First off, you need to hydrate throughout the day prior to the buffet. This isn’t just good for your overall health, but it also serves another function. The constant water intake stretches your stomach throughout the day, so your body is ready for a larger volume of food.
This is a more efficient version of starting with hot soup as your appetizer. Hot soup also stretches your stomach, but not as much and not as efficiently as drinking lots of water the day before.
Psych Yourself to Want It
As we’ve mentioned, bad food at a buffet is an automatic loser. But that’s not the only reason why you should opt for the glorious Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace instead of some cheap, unknown buffet off the Strip. You can go online and ogle the pictures, and watch lots of videos on YouTube. That way, you’re primed to really want the food when you come in the next day.
This is like going on a first date and you know that your date looks like she just won the Miss Universe Pageant (or he looks like your favorite actor, if you’re a lady)., And yeah, you also know that your date is smart, kind-hearted, personable, etc.
Don’t Go In Hungry
So, it’s the morning of the buffet. Now this may be counterintuitive, but don’t go in hungry. That’s because your stomach will be more likely to cramp up when you suddenly fill it up with a lot of food.
Instead, go with a light breakfast. Try a bowl of cereal or some yogurt, or anything else that are easily digestible and will “pass quickly” You know what that means.
Start With the Soup and Salad
The principle here is that you want to start with some food that have higher water content. Your body will find this type of food easier to process and it will settle in your stomach much faster than if you immediately went for a huge steak.
It’s a long-distance event, not a sprint. Eating at a normal pace actually helps you to eat more, rather than if you gobble up the food right away.
Avoid the Soda
When you’re feeling thirsty, just go with some sips of water. Don’t go with filling stuff like soda, which might also kill your appetite.
Finally, have fun! This is the true measure of whether you’re a winner or a loser at a buffet. If you eat a lot but feel like crap afterwards, then you don’t feel like much of a winner, do you?