What I Did At Golden Corral
Hey, so sorry that I’ve been missing the last week! I guess things have just gotten a little hectic!
I’ve also been working on my Photography Blog that I made strictly for my photos and photo editing ventures only. If that’s something you’re interested in, please check it out: Kayla’s Photo Diary
Not to be worried, I will still be posting regularly on my food blog, you know how much I love food blogging!
Last week, our church’s youth had temple trip! We drove all the way up to Orlando to see the temple.
Such a beautiful place.
Afterwards, me and all my favorite friends and youth leaders, went out to eat at a not-so-beautiful place.
The truth is, about 2 years ago, Golden Corral was my favorite restaurant OF ALL TIME. I am not even joking.
I lived for their macaroni and cheese and self serve ice cream with all the glorious toppings!
I loved stuffing myself silly and didn’t even care about eating a balanced, healthful diet.
Yesterday, as me and my best friends picked up our plates, ready to go browse the buffet, I just hoped they had a decent salad bar and some healthful options.
I was actually pleasantly surprised! The salad bar was amazing, I whipped up an embarassingly HUGE salad with spinach, romaine, onions, peppers, tomatoes, olives, beets and a delicious dressing. I felt kind of dumb eating the salad while my friends were chowing on fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fried shrimp, rolls, steak, spaghettti, pizza and icecream galore.
I honestly went into the buffet with an open mind. If I wanted some fried chicken, macaroni and cheese or a dessert or what-have-you…I was going to let myself have one. Why deprive?
But I didn’t even want any of the junk food. Just looking at it all made me feel a little sick. I felt amazing after eating my HUGE salad. So I just went back up and got some grapes and cantaloupe and drank my whole glass of water.
My friends ate lots of junk food and as we were leaving all mentioned how full and sick they felt. But I felt full but refreshed as I was leaving!
I’m not trying to say that I eat healthy all the time, or that eating only salad and fruit is the best way to live and eat healthy (because it’s not, I rarely eat just a salad and fruit for a meal).
But I am saying that it’s important to figure out what makes you feel good. If you feel sick and full and bloated after eating too much unhealthy food, why do you do that to yourself? I know that eating lots of vegetables fills me up and is very good for me, so I like eating vegetables. I told my friends that I like healthy food and I like the way it makes me feel, and if I didn’t….I would go get some of the options they were eating! You have to be happy with the way you are treating your body and the way you are fueling yourself.
Okay, this is getting very wordy! So I’ll leave it at that!
Hope you guys are having a great week!
Do you find the healthy options at buffets?
Do you like healthy food better than junk food and does that persuade you to eat healthier?