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my terrifying buffet experience


Sunday, August 26, 2012

So my bf and his friend decided to eat at Golden Corral buffet. I have been here once yrs ago, so i went and thought i could find food that would work for me. The moment i walked in i was terrified and uncomfortable. People were running around like someone was going to steal their food. There were crazy lines and i was surrounded from all sides by bad food... mac and cheese, choc fountain, breads, fried chicken, cakes, brownies, etc. Obese people were running around and desperately pushing each other. People are walking around with 3 plates stacked on their arms. It is unbelievable. I got a salad with lite balsamic dressing, a tiny bit of mashed potatoes, some steak, and some grilled chicken. I also got some fruit. I had a water. I couldnt wait to leave. I felt like a drug addict in a drug storage room at a police station. It was the most eye opening experience. I do not want to be one of those fat people running around in fear that the food is going to be gone when they get to the counter. Most people scarffed down 3-5 plates of food in less than an hour. It was like they were handing out free money. That is not me!
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CLPURNELL 8/28/2012 11:34AM

    LOL awesome blog!!! Once you start this journey you see things completely differently!! Awesome choices at the buffet by the way! emoticon

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LDRICHEL 8/27/2012 10:48AM

    I agree. Every time we go to Golden Corral (unfortunately, it's one of the few places my kids just love...and not JUST for the dessert bar...it's one of the only places they will eat brocolli - GO FIGURE), there are obese families and it just makes me feel so sad. And most of the time, people have a plate full of food with nacho cheese on everything. Like...EVERYTHING. It is disgusting.

It's not just the food that bothers me...it's seeing so many with such a complete disregard for themselves. It is definitely eye opening. And to realize that THIS is America...heartbreaking.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 8/27/2012 10:46AM

    I HATE going to Golden Corral. It's expensive and the food really isn't that good. My experience there has been pretty similar to yours. The people are just down right scary....shoving all that gross food in as fast as they can! I wasn't quite as good as you though, I did get more than a salad! But I told the BF that I never wanted to go there again.

Tiffany
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RASLALIQUE 8/26/2012 11:56PM

    Congrats on your choices. You can already tell that that is not you- you were the one eating her moderate healthy meal instead of pigging out. emoticon

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 8/26/2012 11:00PM

    I have never been a buffet girl...
Unlike the people you saw...I would never eat my "money's worth". I hate going to them. I hate the atmosphere and I hate gluttony.
That is exactly what you see there.
I went to a graduation party years ago that was at some Chinese buffet, there was a man that was literally wedged into the booth. Honestly, I am not sure how he got in.
And I am not trying to be mean!
Anyways, he had family (?) with him and they just kept going back and getting more food for him.
It was just awful to see.
With the rising levels of obesity in our nation (world!), you would think buffets would be more of a target than banning diet sodas, etc!


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OMMAMA7 8/26/2012 10:04PM

    I completely understand - I think I've been there twice? maybe just once, but I know what you mean. I get really uncomfortable too. It's sad and horrifying and disgusting all at the same time. Mainly sad I think. Well - you made it through! :) And next time they want to go there I say let them go by themselves - eww!

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MUSOLF6 8/26/2012 8:14PM

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LEMOW23 8/26/2012 6:45PM

    Ahh, brings back memories. just joking! LOL ;D

Good thing you were good and had that much self-control!
All I can say is Thank God the buffet near our neighborhood closed down. I completely understand the temptation.





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ZZYYGGY3 8/26/2012 6:43PM

    Great job on the choices. Know what you mean though, very bad place to be.

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/26/2012 6:20PM

    Good job watching what you ate there. I don't like buffets either. I never know what to get, feel like I combine weird foods, and don't feel satisfied. I prefer to order something and stick to that and if it's a big portion, I'll share or take some leftovers.

Yeah, not a good place to be...and we have all been conditioned to believe that free food or unlimited quantities means we should try to eat as much as possible! Good job deciding to stay away in the future!

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LADYJAKE1 8/26/2012 5:38PM

    I have had the same experience at a buffet, a little boy was sticking his finger in stuff and liking it then going back for more, then a guy with a butt hanging out of the front of his shirt nearly stepped on me. Yuck not for me either.



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X5X52000 8/26/2012 4:39PM

    emoticon emoticon Way to stay AWAY!!!!!

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