Eat the expensive stuff first, don’t go and get a massive plate of rice instead pick the meat, fish etc! Avoid: Carbs (pasta, bread, and rice etc) & avoid the fatty foods first (they will make you feel fuller quicker)
Mix & Match your food This ensures you don’t get bored of the same food, it also ensures you try as much of the food as possible.
Eat before you go! Not immediately but several hours before (e.g. a decent breakfast & average lunch) Starving yourself for the day will shrink your stomach otherwise!
Drink enough liquid Don’t go crazy with pint after pint of beer but grab a jug of water for the table to aid digestion but ask for no ice! If possible, warm liquids will be best as your body doesn’t have to warm them up to body temperature. Avoid: Fizzy drinks & Ice
Wear loose clothing – Sweat pants / Joggers are a must OK so you might look a bit rough but who cares, it’s 11:30am on a Tuesday and you’re queuing up to get prime seats at a Chinese buffet!
Be a bit cheeky
Try lunchtime to save more money Just remember often they will reduce the quality & variety of food on offer so be sure to compare to dinner times
Do plenty of exercise 1-2 days before This will kickstart your metabolism allowing you to eat more + will make you feel less guilty that you’re planning on eating your weight in noodles
Drop the kids at the pool If you don’t get that you’ve not lived – Urban dictionary.
Pace yourself There is no harm in a 3-hour eating experience however you may get asked to leave. In fact in a recent Reddit post, one employee said “Dude came in for lunch buffet and ate a pretty good amount. Fell asleep in his booth for a few hours then ate buffet again for dinner.” [source]