… and shortening your lifespan.
There are many things to consider here. Some are out to “get their money’s worth” by ingesting the most amount of the costliest items. Others would like to sample small amounts of dozens of different dishes. While still others may want to eat as much of their favorite item as they can possibly do in one sitting.
My philosophy lies somewhere in the middle of all of this. I try to allot a large portion of my meal to high cost items, while sampling things that look tasty and also making sure that I get to those items that I know and love. This can be tricky to do though, especially at very large buffets or one that you’re not too familiar with. Using the prescribed techniques you will soon find yourself more capable of meeting this objective.
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