Sunday, August 16, 2009

Speaking of overweight...

I'm currently watching "Food Detectives." If you haven't seen it, it's a pseudo-scientific show about food myths and related topics. I seldom watch it, because their idea of scientific experimentation basically, well, sucks. But, it, of course, is geared to the average audience, and, I suppose this is therefore to be expected. The entertainment factor, of course, is much more important than is actual science. Only geeks watch shows that contain real science, and geeks don't fall for the advertising they sell on such shows. So, geeks are just about no one's target audience.

Anyhoo, the current rerun is talking about how to avoid over-eating when you go to an all-you-can-eat place. I suppose this might be a valid concern if you go to buffet places daily, or even once a week. I, however, don't go to these places very often, and when I do, by golly, I'm gonna get my money's worth. I'm not going to worry about counting calories. The whole point of a buffet, in my opinion, is conspicuous consumption.

However, if you avoid the carbs and the sugary stuff, you should be able to pork-out to the point where your stomach is complaining, and still not gain weight. The key is in what you eat, and not so much in how much you eat. However, be aware that in a lot of Asian cuisine, sugar plays a major part in nearly every dish. But, no matter the cuisine, eat the meat, and avoid the rice, potatoes, mac and cheese, and so on, and you'll be fine.

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