Sure, you’re in Las Vegas now, and to really get that full Sin City experience, you should try a buffet. So, you go to the Bellagio Buffet with its varied offerings, and enjoy.
But the food isn’t really the only issue here. What about what you should drink? Fill yourself up with the wrong drinks, and you may just miss out on so many exciting new dishes. And to avoid this problem, here are some drinks you should definitely avoid at an all-you-can-eat buffet:
If there’s just one type of drink you really must avoid at an all-you-can-eat buffet, it’s sodas and other carbonated drinks. Sure, it’s a fun drink, and it helps you relax. That may seem like a good thing, but it’s bad at a buffet.
Buffets like to serve lots of carbonated drinks because they’re relatively cheap, while lots of diners actually like them. So, it’s cost-effective and it also gives customers what they want.
But these buffet owners also know that drinking lots of carbonated beverages can make people feel bloated and full. That means diners won’t eat as much, and that’s also good for the bottom line of the buffet.
If you’re eating at a buffet, stick to just water for the meantime. Or if you really want some soda, just take small sips. Only drink them when you know you can’t eat anymore.
Besides, even your doctor will tell you that sodas are just bad for your health!
Wine and Beer
Some places allow for bottomless booze, and they even let you pay for that privilege. Alcohol is another one of those drinks that Las Vegas visitors really expect. This is Sin City, after all.
But buffets only offer cheap beers and wines, so you can gorge on them as much as you want. At the same time, they take too much space in your stomach. You’ll just feel bloated too quickly and you won’t be able to eat as much as you would have without the alcohol.
The same rule here applies: if you have to drink alcohol, stick to small sips. You can always get cheap beer after the buffet. Then you can drink as much as you want.
Isn’t juice supposed to be a healthy drink? Why is it bad at a buffet?
First of all, freshly squeezed juice may be somewhat healthy for you, but you still need to take your sugar intake into account. Some buffet juices may not be all that natural, and may contain too much sugar.
And again, you’ll just make yourself feel full too quickly with too much juice. Even a single glass of juice can make you feel rather full already.
So, take a few sips of the juice if you have too during the buffet. Take more of it only when you’re absolutely done eating.
All in all, you’re really just better off with small sips of water during the buffet. Then you can still enjoy your carbonated drinks, juices, or beer after you’re done with your meal.