A friend on Facebook posted that she was going to a party where there would be a buffet and said she wanted to be in control. Whenever we have a plan it puts us more in control of our situation because we are prepared.
I’ve used this over the years and, while I may eat more than I normally would, it is reasonable and easily fits into my daily menu:
First Plate: Just salad, with as many veggies as I want. No croutons, no cheese. Drink 2 glasses of water with this and enjoy visiting with people.
Second Plate: I divide my plate according to the diagram on the left. Go for the dishes that are prepared without – or with little – sauces.
This particular trick works VERY well: whenever possible eat with you back to the buffet table so you can’t see it. If there is no seating position yourself standing with your back to the buffet.