Buffet restaurants and hotel breakfasts can be all-too-tempting opportunities to throw moderation out the window. One way to keep your meal size in check at a buffet is to skip the tray and eat only what you can carry in your hands.
The folks at Greatist have a wealth of solid tips on how to avoid buffet binging, but one that stood out to us was skipping the stack of trays and picking up a single plate. We've all seen people walking around buffets with three or four plates on a tray — this trick will help you eat in moderation from the get-go. (If your buffet doesn't offer a tray, you should be grateful.) Combine it with another suggestion to sit as far away as you can from the buffet table, and you'll be able to give yourself the mental pause needed to keep your meal in check. As we noted yesterday, hotel breakfasts are often overpriced anyway — eating elsewhere could save money and keep your waistline in check.
16 Tips to Conquer Buffet Binging [Greatist]