Food Theory: How to BEAT the Buffet (Food Theory's Lost Episode) 

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Theorists, what you are about to see is from the Food Theory vault. It is an episode that was almost never aired, due to the events of last year. Remember buffets? The all you can eat experience of piling your plate so high with crab legs, various meat, and desserts? I wanted to figure out how to get the best bang for your buck at ANY buffet. I did the research, live and in person before everything shut down. The buffet we went to does not even EXIST anymore! Yet,I knew the knowledge we gained was worth sharing so that you too could beat the buffet.
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8 มิ.ย. 2023






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OctoManUno ปีที่แล้ว
"There is a 41% chance that you are wearing sweatpants." Me, wearing sweatpants: *s o r c e r y*
Justin Buergi
Justin Buergi ปีที่แล้ว
Jokes on him…I’m not wearing pants at all
Jose The Thinket
Jose The Thinket ปีที่แล้ว
@Justin Buergi Jokes on you i'm not wearing anything
gameverse ปีที่แล้ว
@Justin Buergi 😳
[Hashknight Gaming]
[Hashknight Gaming] ปีที่แล้ว
I am a civilised man I am wearing shorts as it's summertime here.
OctoManUno ปีที่แล้ว
@[Hashknight Gaming] its summer here too....in the uk
AyoDen ปีที่แล้ว
My mom's way to beat the buffet: Stuff food in plastic bags and smuggle it out
EntyPastry ปีที่แล้ว
i remember having our pockets filled with pastries lol
Capt Sige
Capt Sige ปีที่แล้ว
Asian way
Kitt ปีที่แล้ว
As an Asian, I can confirm this
Syrii ปีที่แล้ว
My mom just makes us pretend we are younger so we can eat for cheaper
jenna kings
jenna kings ปีที่แล้ว
Bear Bee
Bear Bee 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
My mom would always joke how I would ironically (as an asian) never eat rice at a buffet. 7 year old me with 4 slabs of prime rib on my plate was apparently just way ahead of the game
Hank Sandy
Hank Sandy 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
Aur 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
Oh my god thats so cute to imagine, just a little 7 y.o with slabs of high end expensive meat on their mini plate 😭
Hank Sandy
Hank Sandy 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
@Aur yea
NOT NOT ALWEN 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
Yup you are asian all right
Andrew Grant
Andrew Grant 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
same here bc whenever she'd say "we have food at home" the food she meant was rice
Dwight Burrow
Dwight Burrow 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
I was actually the "meat bouncer" (actually a specialty cook) for 4 years... There wasn't any boss telling me to do or don't do.. anything. You can come and get as much meat as you want, at the end of the day, we weren't thinking about you at all, also we weren't allowed to refuse the customer of another slice. I actually used to pre-slice them so anyone could have as much as they want. My boss never told me I wasn't allowed to do it. I worked at a local buffet though, this might not be the same elsewhere, but I actually enjoyed when people came to my specialty bar because I am the one who cooked the steaks and ribs and I always got compliments for my cooking which made me smile instead of being overbearingly grumpy like most of all my coworkers there.
The Lonely Woodstock
The Lonely Woodstock 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
My dad was a "meat bouncer" as well (carving station, cook 1) at a casino buffet. He was told give a person a certain amount initially but if they asked for more, then give them more. He'd also precut the meat and was only discouraged by a higher up who just didn't like him. My dad and his coworkers also didn't think much of people coming to the station. I only remember one time he mentioned a person getting a crap ton of food and he was just impressed by how much they could pack away. Other than that, people were mentioned cause they were rude.
Freddy Krueger
Freddy Krueger 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
The funniest thing is, based on how Restaurant Workers are treated by Management and Customers, that Management telling them to watch portions would probably backfire into “Meat Bouncers” serving larger portions more often.
CandyPower 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
But that's why the boss puts them there, they obviously won't tell u
2ndPartyCrasher ✓
2ndPartyCrasher ✓ 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
Ahhh! So what you are saying is compliment the meat bouncer so that they give you more meat. Nice...
incredibleflameboy 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
As a meat bouncer do you play a special type of basketball where you use meatballs?
Juliana r.r.
Juliana r.r. 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
Imagine just enjoying your meal and you see Matt measuring plates at a buffet restaurant
mentaya11 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
I'd say hi and offer to help with the research.
Jessica 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
I have worked with MANY professionals to help with my obesity, and they all said diet soda makes you gain weight. The way you explained the soda thing makes me realize WHY it makes me gain weight, it makes me hungry
Iraess Ranza
Iraess Ranza 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
How did things end up going? personally I never noticed an increase of hunger from diet soda I got ravenous for more soda, so essentially I went for more drink than food, and did they have any suggestions?
gelatinous and free
gelatinous and free 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
That’s interesting, for me diet coke helped me lose 40 pounds
Nathaniel Mohr
Nathaniel Mohr 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
@gelatinous and free Switching from regular soda TO diet soda, assuming you don't compensate elsewhere ("I'm drinking diet soda, so getting a 20-piece nugget instead of 12-piece would be fine"), you will lose weight over time. However, diet soda opens most people up to a lot of dieting traps, and people that drink diet soda that never really drank normal soda are much more likely to gain weight than people that don't drink soda at all.
kiktik 241
kiktik 241 หลายเดือนก่อน
No it makes u gain weight because it has the same amount of sugar
Mr.SomeoneUDontKno หลายเดือนก่อน
I believe it being the same amount of sugar that is a false generalization of all 'zero sugar/diet' drinks. Its keeping note of ingredients and what it converts to in the body. A good amount of them do not have sugars in the sense of normal sodas. I have lost plenty weight substituting it from the high fructose loaded sodas I loaded on as a teen. At the end of the day everyone should be aware of whats in what they drink or eat.
Tony Ortiz
Tony Ortiz 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
I've had several occasions where the staff looked in disgust as I stacked my plate with 50-60 pieces of sushi (which I always finish) and have once had a hostess suggest other food options when she realized that I was only going to ask for sushi rolls, and I firmly declined and ate 11 rolls total.
Eden 11 วันที่ผ่านมา
as you should
LeTtRrZ 4 วันที่ผ่านมา
Sushi is super expensive and not very filling. Their mistake for putting it on an all you can eat buffet.
Ryan Higgins
Ryan Higgins ปีที่แล้ว
I ate so much crab leg at a Chinese buffet that they kick me out.. I said “but it’s all you can eat” and they told me “yes, and that is all you can eat”
Thinh Duong
Thinh Duong ปีที่แล้ว
Wow, what a scam
Leila Turner
Leila Turner ปีที่แล้ว
homer simpson-?
Lily A.
Lily A. ปีที่แล้ว
So like 3 crab legs, right?
Ryan Higgins
Ryan Higgins ปีที่แล้ว
@Lily A. like three of those buckets they put them out in
Jordan Cruz
Jordan Cruz ปีที่แล้ว
"The sigh says all you can eat. And I can eat more"
Æthelthryth Quezada
Æthelthryth Quezada ปีที่แล้ว
I remember the first time I went to a Golden Corral.... I can eat a great deal of food since I was a kid. I tucked into the 1st plate and thought "This is going to be tough" I didn't understand how my buddies were going back for more. My friend had to give me a class on how to eat at these types of places.
Kind Planet
Kind Planet 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
You have no idea how to eat like a prince or princess or king or queen Take as much as you want Laugh it off Be humble when eating If you worry you are eating to much, you probably only ate 5 plates that was filled with 57% food on it
Rylee Walters
Rylee Walters 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
It’s time to start asking the *real* questions. Is MatPat still a platinum card member at yogurtland?
Jaryn Black
Jaryn Black หลายเดือนก่อน
Yes this is truly the most important question here. The people demand the truth!
Tore King
Tore King หลายเดือนก่อน
SlimyBoiXD 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
I have two older brothers that were kicked out of an all you can eat buffet and as the youngest brother it is my duty to carry on that tradition. Thank you for helping me to achieve my destiny, green screen Matpat
John Hunt
John Hunt ปีที่แล้ว
Honestly, I've never understood the concept of beating the buffet. Whenever I go to the buffet I just eat as much as I want of whatever looks good. I personally don't see any reason to complicate that anymore. Good video still
Bobby Boi
Bobby Boi 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
it's a balance imo, i'd never wanna eat only the expensive items and ignore the carbs; though take some expensive stuff and a bit of carbs so I can enjoy myself.
Ace 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
i pay for all i can eat, i eat all i can eat.
Infinity_Roses 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
Same, I’m going to eat whatever I like and looks good not to eat as much as I can
Thelango99 หลายเดือนก่อน
H G หลายเดือนก่อน
Greed on the cheap. You enjoy a dining experience. These guys are here to beat the owner who prep their meal coz otherwise they feel ripped off.
Almands 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
I love the idea that the judgy meat carver is sitting in the corner watching matpat measure his plates and diss his carving skills for youtube
JasCotton ปีที่แล้ว
If you want to hurt them, take a group of pre-teens. My nephew and his lacrosse team ate everything, including the fake parsley in the ice display. They ate all the expensive octopus trying to gross each other out. One kid ate a whole platter of dinner rolls and still had room for 3 whole chickens. They're animals.
Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez ปีที่แล้ว
I like you
WolfQueenYT ปีที่แล้ว
I can confirm that. I myself am 13 and after 5 minutes of digesting, I'm up and ready to go again.
JasCotton ปีที่แล้ว
One Way buffets recoup their money is through the soft drinks. Because it fills you up & cost like $.03 worth of syrup to make one drink. Each of these kids can drink a gallon of soda. And my girlfriend pounding Diet Coke like it's going out of style. Slowed them down not at all.
Isaac ปีที่แล้ว
I’m literally going to a buffet tomorrow with 3 friends and we are all 13 or 14 I expect the restaurant will go under soon😂
XzTS ปีที่แล้ว
Chaotic Neutral
Nat ปีที่แล้ว
I have great intuition, so one time in 7th grade, I didn't eat that much for like 3 days and I didn't know why. It was so weird for me that my boyfriend and friend group thought I had an eating disorder, but I just wasn't hungry. Then my mom announced we were going to a buffet since she got paid and it all made sense, my body was preparing me for it but I just didn't know 😅 I ended up eating the most out of my entire family 😂
CakeE 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
Yooooo good for you
ThaliaCrafts 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
You sound like one of those people that instinctively know when not to board a flight
The KB117
The KB117 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
you're a wizard Nat... the power of Feedcognition. 😁
Enter the Abyss
Enter the Abyss 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
Lmao at least you got to fast
Black&White Artistry
Black&White Artistry ปีที่แล้ว
I'm honestly surprised he said nothing about mint tea. Because whenever I go to Mandarin (an AYCE Chinese buffet in Canada, not sure if it exists in the states), I always get a peppermint tea, because it helps with digestion.
Twincesses Zeigler
Twincesses Zeigler 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
I've never heard of it before,So I'd say no
Chewtag 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
the mandarin is so good, it sucks they stopped serving crab legs
Llama Sugar
Llama Sugar 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
That’s just one of the reasons there are often peppermints by the register.
kmir224 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
@Twincesses Zeigler i've heard of green tea helping w/ digestion
Hiro's Randomness
Hiro's Randomness 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
i think this is similar to the unli meat samgyupsal (Korean BBQ) restaurants here in my country they're letting you cook their marinated meat until you lost your appetite and give you as much sides and rice as possible. My friend and I were kicked out for asking for 13 refills of their meat for beating the system of not eating any of the sides and rice but solely meat xD
someasiankid หลายเดือนก่อน
man that just sounds terrible
JPachu16 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
I’m surprised by the carbonated drink strategy cause I feel fuller when I drink bubbly drinks. I also was surprised by the purposeful peer pressure of the meat bouncer.
French Empire
French Empire 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
You need to either drop a load off or get the Gass out, the full feeling is usually Gass buildup from carbonation
Dragon Eye
Dragon Eye 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
I actually really like this format. Its fun to watch
Tim Stotelmeyer
Tim Stotelmeyer ปีที่แล้ว
A not so subtle hint from a buffet that I had eaten enough: They cleaned off my table and gave it to another person while I was getting another plate of food.
Sunny ปีที่แล้ว
That’s when you find an empty table and sit back down :)
Negueto Otokoto
Negueto Otokoto ปีที่แล้ว
I'd just sit down with that person and challenge him/her to keep up with me
Some Random
Some Random ปีที่แล้ว
a good idea is to go with another person. rotate getting food and eating between the group.
The Weirdo Channel
The Weirdo Channel ปีที่แล้ว
@Negueto Otokoto lol
Meep ปีที่แล้ว
What did you do after they did that?
Chicken Permission
Chicken Permission ปีที่แล้ว
The problem I’ve always had with buffets (aside from the eating disorder I have that makes me not really _want_ food) is the desserts! I’ve found that buffets always have relatively small but very delicious desserts, so I don’t bother having actual meals, I just fill up on mini cakes, tarts and six cubes of different flavoured jellies
idiot321321321 idiot
idiot321321321 idiot หลายเดือนก่อน
Agree I f**king love sweet desserts so I always load em up at the buffet.
drew bankert
drew bankert ปีที่แล้ว
My friends and I have an annual fried chicken eating contest, I’ve taken second place 2 consecutive years. In our experience the hardest part of it was the grease. It makes you choke on it once you’re 10-12 pieces in. It is simultaneously the worst and best day of my year, we’ve won every year
AN autonomous
AN autonomous 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
Man the way Matpat looked at the camera after measuring the plate was hilarious
Ethan Petersen
Ethan Petersen ปีที่แล้ว
This is even more useful for college students since a lot of universities have a buffet-style cafeteria. The one at my school has the dessert section pretty close to the front, now that I think of it. 🤔
Joseph Jackson
Joseph Jackson 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
Something about this theory, especually because of bringing up "the satiety index" makes me want to see Matpat tackle what should be the best diet to lose weight using foods that give plenty of nutrients and not feeling like you need to eat more. Along with finding the best, we would need variations baset on taste and budget.
Ian Saucedo
Ian Saucedo 12 วันที่ผ่านมา
that's an amazing idea!
Bushido Brown
Bushido Brown ปีที่แล้ว
As someone who's buffet friend group is called the Buffet Mafia, we appreciate yall spreading the truth
Aden Hickman
Aden Hickman ปีที่แล้ว
Where can I join this. My humming bird-like metabolism will make any buffet pay
Infilove- Reaching Your Potential
Infilove- Reaching Your Potential ปีที่แล้ว
Omg this had me laughing so hard that my wife made me leave the bedroom so she could watch her show in peace.
Boiledbeans ปีที่แล้ว
Do they kick you out if you eat too much
Connor Parsons
Connor Parsons ปีที่แล้ว
@Boiledbeans, my uncle got kicked out of a restaurant because he ate too much when he was a kid.
miaubleach ปีที่แล้ว
@Connor Parsons i mean, don't be greedy but they are supposed to feed us. We are the one who pay them to give us food, what else do they want?
Dragolance ปีที่แล้ว
This whole episode was amazing, funny, informative, and just downright awesome! I personally like it over some of your new stuff. Still those episodes are good too, I don't want to imply they aren't.
Perplexed Oshowatt 2
Perplexed Oshowatt 2 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
I’ve always noticed that the buffet plates were normally smaller
MarrisaPlays 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
so funny thing the past weekend we went to Red Lobster for the Endless shrimp menu. I actually already knew to stay away from the mouth watering cheddar bay biscuits but i was surprised only 2 dishes had carbs on it. i honestly expected them to sent more rice/pasta. i mean yeah the dishes had like 6-8 shrimp each and you have to wait for them meaning your stomach has time to register your full.
Jack Humphries
Jack Humphries ปีที่แล้ว
"judging you for how many times you've gone up" I'd bloody well hope so, if I'm 6 fully piled plates in going back for more and haven't even finished on the starters yet I deserve some gosh darn recognition! Think that particular mind game may have backfired on the buffet places when it comes to me
Madison Martinez
Madison Martinez 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
Forget buffets, this is how I'm going to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner
Alicon ปีที่แล้ว
I've literally skipped the meat section because of my social anxiety and now I learn they're doing that ON PURPOSE?!
Nguyễn Duy Phúc
Nguyễn Duy Phúc ปีที่แล้ว
That’s how they get you, lol
Cooper ปีที่แล้ว
I mean it is a good idea, just to prevent massive waste. We just gotta get more bold lol
Mana Takamiya
Mana Takamiya ปีที่แล้ว
@Cooper Bring a friend and challenge yourselves to see which of you two can ask him for more. Sounds stupid, but the more of you there are, the more the group effect and peer influence will negate this kind of social pressure.
Royston Daniel
Royston Daniel ปีที่แล้ว
@Cooper yeah they want to prevent waste lol
Chris White
Chris White ปีที่แล้ว
@Mana Takamiya lmao I love that your solution for peer pressure is just have more peer pressure in the other direction, honestly that's genius
LowKey ปีที่แล้ว
Best episode, real life MatPat is an amazing presenter!
А.Ж. 18 วันที่ผ่านมา
In my country we have all inclusive hotels (breakfast,lunch,dinner included in the price) and it is very similar to a buffet. So what everyone does is put a lot of food on the plates and when you can’t finish the food -you make the rest into sandwiches and then eat them on the beach.
Game Champ
Game Champ 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
My great grandfather got kicked out of a buffet for eating to much and he got a free meal and I’ve been trying to live up to that event and now after years of work I finally can, thank you green screen MatPat
Game Champ
Game Champ 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
Btw green screen MatPat green screen MatPat green screen MatPat Ahhh it worked
Rocketeer ปีที่แล้ว
You are as terrific as you were before even improving even now. Thank you for this episode!
Debra Savage
Debra Savage 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
My family went for Mother's Day Brunch Buffet every year, and we definitely had a system. The most important part was a scouting mission. That's when you went up for the first time, not to fill your plate, but to see what was there, and report your findings to the rest of the table. On that scout trip, you would also grab small portions of a lot of different things. Then, once you knew what was good, you could get bigger helpings of those specific things.
Samuel Testa
Samuel Testa ปีที่แล้ว
I find the whole “Bigger plate, the more you eat.” Stat to be hilarious considering that whenever I go to a buffet I just stack all the food up into a mountain.
Comander Crypto
Comander Crypto ปีที่แล้ว
same, for breakfast buffets my plate is an entire meal stacked 6 inches high
Comander Crypto
Comander Crypto ปีที่แล้ว
then 2 more plates after that(the 3-4 plates are main, extras, fruit/corned-beef hash, dessert, second plate of dessert)
Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez ปีที่แล้ว
I admire your actions
Santor ปีที่แล้ว
If you put a plate on top, like a burger, you can stack higher if you push down on the top plate to stabilize. Alternatively, you can do what I do, just bring a bag, cart or wheelbarrow.
Kathode N
Kathode N ปีที่แล้ว
Veritasium's next video title: The Simplest Most Efficient Math Formula For Packing A Buffet Plate. Thumbnail: Buffet companies can't solve it! *shock face*
Mason Moran
Mason Moran ปีที่แล้ว
I've never watched a video from this channel before. I found this particular video to be quite entertaining. I look forward to seeing all the improvements you've made since this :)
James Karrie
James Karrie 29 วันที่ผ่านมา
All these tactics had an opposite effect on me as a teenager. I took it as a challenge and people who worked there were confused where I was putting 10x the normal amount of steak at.
QxeerRobinHood 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
I have gastroparesis and you basically nailed both exactly what they say to eat (filling foods last) and not do (portion size) 😂
HimeChan247 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
I love you guys channels! Keep up the amazing work and make sure to give your editors a big bonus because they are amazing!
Kristine Johnson
Kristine Johnson 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
I love cutout Matpat teaching us about food stuff and ruinning our childhoods as usual. Lol
Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson ปีที่แล้ว
“ How to BEAT the Buffet“: Don’t eat there. Congratulations, a winner is you.
Thomas ปีที่แล้ว
True, the company will fail if no one goes there
Hail_YEET ปีที่แล้ว
that how sizzler died
you madlad, you just beat the system.
Luke Sites
Luke Sites ปีที่แล้ว
@Hail_YEET that's because sizzler sucked. Everytime I went there somebody in the group got sick
Galoric ปีที่แล้ว
U fucking legend
Falcon ปีที่แล้ว
I used to go to buffets with my friends all the time and we would literally just stay their for hours on that slow grind with numerous breaks. I would personally devour several servings of the seared salmon, which now that I think about it, was probably the biggest ticket item at our old usual place.
Tanner Robeson
Tanner Robeson 11 หลายเดือนก่อน
I’m just now realizing how one photo of mat pat is so capable of multiple expressions lol. A stretch on an eyebrow and the implications change 😂
smouch 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
I remember going to an all you can eat buffet and never even tasting the desserts, because I was so full with the meat :)
Zack_ Plays
Zack_ Plays ปีที่แล้ว
Yep me and a few friends tried the drink and waching something while eating trick, we still worked out which kinda helped I think in terms of hunger but legs were sour and we could barely walk to get food with the only thing driving us was to eat more than the other lol That day was insanely fun one of the best weekends we had despite the pain.
Neonimet 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
Strangely enough this is somewhat a healthier way of eating given in a all you can eat situation. I know this isn’t really about health but I think having one small plate of salad beforehand is crucial in prepping your stomach for a huge meat plater.
KyrenShat ปีที่แล้ว
When I was younger I went on a cruise ship and the buffet there had really good pancakes for breakfast, I remember having so many pancakes (like over 12 times going up for 3 pancakes per plate) the server just started calling me the pancake king and would refer to me as it whenever she served me food. That was pretty cool
papyrus skeleton
papyrus skeleton ปีที่แล้ว
All hail the pancake king ! May he eat pancakes by a dozen every morning 👑
browhat ปีที่แล้ว
All hail the Pancake King🙏
Speed wave king
Speed wave king ปีที่แล้ว
All hail the pancake King 👑
KyrenShat ปีที่แล้ว
aint no way 😂 people hailing me thank you guys!
Troll to your heart
Troll to your heart ปีที่แล้ว
@KyrenShat u shall be hailed. "ALL HAIL THE PANCAKE KING!"
April หลายเดือนก่อน
Honestly, I don't go to buffets for the "all you can eat" factor, I go for the variety
Curious Mitch
Curious Mitch 8 หลายเดือนก่อน
This is exactly what I thought it was going to be, actually. I live near a sushi buffet and my tactic has always been to avoid the carbs, such as their abundance of rice and noodle dishes, in favour of the meat and seafood dishes... and yeah, since the pandemic, they've increased their prices. So the next time I go, I will DESTROY THEM!! BWAHAHAAA!!!
J Tomlinson
J Tomlinson 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
Love this video. Because I do love a Buffay. But also, I actually really liked green screen mat. I think it was a really cool experiment to have you in the video more. Not that the usual game theory editing isn’t wonderful, but it was really cool to actually see you talking to us more
MidoriyamaRArekusu ปีที่แล้ว
I want to test these out at an all you can eat buffet, but my mum has a tiny appetite and considers it a waste of money for her, which means I’d literally just have to do this on my own. (Just one time, of course, for my own safety)
Kayley Hoberer
Kayley Hoberer 7 หลายเดือนก่อน
I would definitely recommend this strategy if you are planning to go to a buffet soon. I was going to a buffet with friends in 2 weeks, and so I saw this video and used it at a buffet. Next time I went I felt like it was okay that I got all of the breads and soups as I had gotten at least $20 profit the weeks before.
Mustachio ปีที่แล้ว
"Mom, why is that man measuring a plate?" "Oh don't worry about it, he's a youtuber."
OctoManUno ปีที่แล้ว
_covers childs eyes disgustedly and hastily speedwalks away_
Led St. James
Led St. James ปีที่แล้ว
@OctoManUno LOL!
Milky ปีที่แล้ว
@OctoManUno LOL!
Microwave ปีที่แล้ว
@OctoManUno LOL!
TurtleMine4 ปีที่แล้ว
@OctoManUno LOL!
Abby's World
Abby's World 11 หลายเดือนก่อน
An example of portion control at buffets I like a lot are Chinese Buffets and how the noodles you get the noodles and put what you want on it and they make it and it’s not already made like that other things, they have to cook it so it makes people get it less so what I do is I get the noodles first since everything else is already cooked and so the line for the noodles to be cooked will hopefully be less long
PowderedRose 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
Omg I literally love Golden Corral! It got me into trying so many of the foods I love now but I havent had it in years because the one near me closed down ;( I hope I can go back there someday tho! I remember making myself like marshmallows just so I would have something to dip in the chocolate fountain
Stella Loreley
Stella Loreley 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
I remember going to a hotel buffet when I was twelve years old and I swear I ate everything I hadn’t eaten in my life. Sure, I didn’t eat any meat, because I don’t like meat, but I probably ate carbohydrates for like three people in one meal. And we were there like 3 days, so 9 meals
Joker 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
Surprisingly this isn't that much worse than normal food theory. Green screen mat is just kind of nice since you don't often see mat
Xayners 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
The buffets in my area have limited each person to 2 lbs of crab legs and if you want more, you have to pay more. They're no longer out in the buffet and you have to request them if you want them.
Richie Demo
Richie Demo ปีที่แล้ว
The green screen actually wasn't a terrible idea, it's a good way to take up screen time when you don't have much to show. Also, it's fun seeing how you move when you talk.
King Slushie101
King Slushie101 ปีที่แล้ว
I agree!
Ivan Warren
Ivan Warren 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
This episode actually contains (in reverse) the best diet strategy I have ever devised : For every bite you take, think to yourself : Would I make the effort to preapre a meal/go to my eatery or cafeteria at this very point in time ? If the answer is : No, then you are done.. Don't finish your plate.. If the answer is yes, go ahead.. eat some more.. go for seconds even if need be.. But just "think" about it at every bite.
SweetPeaWannabe 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
I loved this. The style (due to the age) was nice. It felt like looking back to one of my middle school year books from a few years ago. Or watching one of those old timey Disney cartoons I grew up with staring characters like the three little pigs or the big bad wolf or little red riding hood. Who else remembers those. In any case, this felt nostalgic, and I really enjoyed it.
AiMomoPi ปีที่แล้ว
Finally watching this theory. Somehow I missed it. I love love love seeing the difference between what the show could have been and what it is today.
Lego Queen
Lego Queen 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
We've had an all you can eat Japanese chain open in our town. It's so good! But the plates are small, the portions are small and the food is brought out to you (though freshly cooked). I've not managed more than three plates but the food is so tasty , usually a few hours after finishing I'm already planning our next visit.
Sepphoris ปีที่แล้ว
Potential theory: What cereal is actually the best best cereal for an active day?
Josh Thomas
Josh Thomas ปีที่แล้ว
I actually would LOVE THIS because I need this. I love cereal but I won’t know which ones best
Jager Bluetooth
Jager Bluetooth ปีที่แล้ว
None. Eat fats and proteins. Eat sugar/carbs after activity, not sleeping for 8 hours.
Leiley X
Leiley X ปีที่แล้ว
Old fashioned oats with fresh fruit and nuts (I also like to add brown sugar & peanut butter to mine)
Bianca Brooks
Bianca Brooks ปีที่แล้ว
Theory: Are Wheaties _actually_ the breakfast of champions??
Jager Bluetooth
Jager Bluetooth ปีที่แล้ว
@Leiley X adding fiber lowers glycemic index. Why not limit glycemic load?
EG the Third Explicit
EG the Third Explicit 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
I actually really like this style, perhaps if it were more polished it could work for videos where you’re not doing kitchen experiments.
Carl Singson
Carl Singson 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
Going for another rounds due to a smaller plate was never a bothersome for me. Standing up and walking a bit helps my stomache breathe a little which makes more space for food
Maralina DG
Maralina DG 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
..lol ya I love this channel. As a T1D, I refrain from carbs, sugars, starches or anything that can have a negative impact. Nowadays, the keto thing is a craze of sorts so it's a little easier to find options. At buffets, I skip all that stuff and usually head right to the veggies and salads of which I purposely load up at least two plates and could care less about the opinions of others. If I go for seconds, only I care. Great tips, great education and super fun.
iamhungey12345 หลายเดือนก่อน
My parents would call me cheap for going for fried chicken as a kid, but nowadays my main target in buffets is sushi.
Sam Gao
Sam Gao หลายเดือนก่อน
What if this idea of "we are able to beat the buffet" is the ultimate mind game to get us going there?😅
Just Some Guy without a Mustache
Just Some Guy without a Mustache ปีที่แล้ว
I wouldn't be surprised if there's an equivalent to an FBI's most wanted list for buffets and MatPat is their public enemy number 1.
Turgut Bababalım
Turgut Bababalım ปีที่แล้ว
replying to you untill you reply me , day 1
God’s Nintendog he abandoned in ‘07
God’s Nintendog he abandoned in ‘07 ปีที่แล้ว
FBI: Federal Buffet Investigators
Vice President Zell
Vice President Zell ปีที่แล้ว
Finish 👏 watching 👏 the 👏 video 👏 then 👏 comment 👏
Russian cat
Russian cat ปีที่แล้ว
@J3 Siblings World rlly?
Strawberry Seal
Strawberry Seal ปีที่แล้ว
eyyy its you!
Unique Destiny
Unique Destiny 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
I love how you pronounce your words. And watching your mouth move makes it stand out so much more. Theatre kid approved. 👍
Wolfie Chin
Wolfie Chin 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
This is actually fantastic! I need to eat more food but I always end up feeling so full I can’t, more weight here I come
RhodyTimeLady 29 วันที่ผ่านมา
Another tip: pick your buffet place wisely. I have been to really good (local Chinese restaurant) and really bad (golden corral ironically). The food quality and the environment really makes a difference. The cheaper and grosser the place, the less you are gonna eat (as you probably should for your own health haha).
TrentonDoesStuff ปีที่แล้ว
to be fair it was infuriating to see matpat hanging those sweatpants over his shoulder for like 3 minutes, but that transition with him throwing them at the camera was really good
Bryan Lubbers
Bryan Lubbers หลายเดือนก่อน
I’ve always enjoyed these places for a variety. It’s not about how much I can eat. It’s about getting to eat a little bit of everything.
kmir224 17 วันที่ผ่านมา
towards the end, i agree. it's great to experience the variety. but it's also great to initially eat larger portions of the good stuff
Nachtmahr ปีที่แล้ว
This is a great method, but I personally like my own way better. Whenever I go to a new buffet for the first time, I focus on getting very small portions of as many different foods as I can fit on my plate, and make a mental note of the ones I enjoyed the most. On the second visit, I get larger portions of my favorites, and small portions of foods I still haven’t tried yet or I’m not quite sure about. On subsequent visits, just repeat Step 2. This method doesn’t maximize the amount of food you’re able to consume or the getting the most expensive stuff, but it gives you the most enjoyment.
Jonathan Odude
Jonathan Odude ปีที่แล้ว
It maximises it for me because repetition kills my appetite more than anything.
A guy on the internet
A guy on the internet 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
Well, you made your method for a totally different reason than he did. 18:41
wendy645 5 หลายเดือนก่อน
This is exactly how I do it! 🙂
Dave 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
Perfect example of different priorities, value for money comes down to what is valuable to you. It could be actual cost of the food like in this video or it could be enjoyment like it is for you, it could also be calories so you can save money on food for the next week or so, maybe even nutrition in the form of lots of different fruits and veg etc. Figure out what's most important to you then build a strategy around that. Regardless of what you choose it's useful to know how these places work so you can avoid falling for the tricks.
beckster 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
gang. i get fomo if i don't try everything.
Alyssa H
Alyssa H ปีที่แล้ว
As a Canadian the buffet actually have the same size or larger plates and if you ask the meat carver just ask for a big/thick piece of beef. Also i see way more expensive food like duck confit then other stuff.
Luis Argaez
Luis Argaez ปีที่แล้ว
As a vegas local for pretty much my whole life since I was 2. (Now 24), I didn’t know these tricks. I just love eating meat and would always head towards the meat for my 1st and second, then look around and see what else catches my eye. If nothing. I would just keep going back for the meat. I knew a few of the waiters and chefs and I would get bigger portions because I was a regular and they knew I would ACTUALLY eat my food
Auroara Winberg
Auroara Winberg 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
I like buffets for the fact that I have a choice of eating as much salad as I want. Lol. I actually would rather go to sizzles and get their salad bar. It is really all I like.
Mybestlyfe8 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
I’m going to an all you can eat buffet in my area on Monday so thank you for these tips!
Ting Zhang
Ting Zhang หลายเดือนก่อน
I think the main reason AYCE works sometimes is by giving you a time limit and gives you your food really slow.
Anniina Venäläinen
Anniina Venäläinen ปีที่แล้ว
I read the title as "last episode" and my heart skipped a beat.
Overlord1289 ปีที่แล้ว
My dumbass also thought the same thing except I still thought it said last so I started looking for comments about it but no one was talking about it being the last episode then I found your comment.
Thomas Host
Thomas Host ปีที่แล้ว
Turns out it was the opposite, being the first ever episode, it just went unreleased until now. (I get that everyone knows that, it's said in the episode, I just had to finish the sentence.
Aditya Jindal
Aditya Jindal ปีที่แล้ว
Lol you are not alone, I did the same thing 😂
Bachtiar Wardana Alwansyah
Bachtiar Wardana Alwansyah ปีที่แล้ว
Omg me too
life of a Farmer
life of a Farmer ปีที่แล้ว
Saima ปีที่แล้ว
Just imagining the people at the buffet seeing Matt Pat measure a plate and also the people giving you meat
Garrett Howard
Garrett Howard 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
The last time I went to a buffet, I had a total of 12 plates of food. Thats not even including several bowls of mac n cheese, the smaller dessert plates, and a bowl of ice cream to finish it off.
Glen Jennett
Glen Jennett 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
For me, I just see what's available and take the food I will actually eat, but I don't take a lot of each item. That way I can enjoy everything I've taken to try. Usually I will fix a salad first, then items from the hot bar, then maybe some fruit for dessert.
Kat R.
Kat R. 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
Seeing stuff like this is really helpful for those starting-out on THvid, thanks so much for sharing!
Rivalic 9 หลายเดือนก่อน
Am I the only one that prefers seeing Matpat actually speaking on screen than his picture?
AnnoyingMoose ปีที่แล้ว
This lost episode makes me think of an idea for a crossover between Food Theory and Film Theory: What is the best snack to get at the movie theatre? Does it make a difference what movie you watch? MatPat could even do an ultimate crossover with GameTheory by studying how best to sneak food into a theatre without them noticing!
RatLawyer ปีที่แล้ว
ik ur cool stop
sam hank
sam hank ปีที่แล้ว
Please do that
domo mitsune
domo mitsune ปีที่แล้ว
I would say if you're going to theater with your own snacks, grab the box candies from the supermarket for a dollar. I'm thinking Thin Mints, Hot Tamales, and Sour Patch Kids. Most theaters have these as an option as a concession. So when you pull them out when you're sitting, it doesn't look suspicious. The only thing I might splurge on is getting the large Coke with unlimited refills. And by the time I leave, that cup is been filled about six to eight times. The popcorn is a scam. You're not getting enough popcorn for the price you paid for it. You'll get filled up on popcorn refills before you ever get to making your money's worth of that.
Comander Crypto
Comander Crypto ปีที่แล้ว
@domo mitsune also, if it's winter, sneek in some chik fil a under your coat, and then a pound of candy in the pockets
domo mitsune
domo mitsune ปีที่แล้ว
@Comander Crypto I still say the cheapest way to get snacks into the theater is, go to the local supermarket, in by the box size candy that's usually a dollar or less, and put it in your pockets or your coat. Once you set down in the lights go out, you can pull them out and the staff will be no wiser that you didn't purchase that candy. Or you can do what I did, and bring in your old cup and after a while When the Crowds Are in their respective theater room, you can walk into the lobby and ask for a refill. It doesn't work so much with a large popcorn. But sometimes they will refill it for you and you'll get away with it. Worst case scenario, you have to buy a new cup and popcorn.
sebigrell 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
Old THvid is high tier THvid. I miss the first days of game/food theory and this was a bit of a throwback to the good ol days
Jacob Smith
Jacob Smith 4 หลายเดือนก่อน
I feel ya! My childhood favorite buffet was "Pancho's Mexican Buffet" in Albuquerque, NM. They used to be in several southwestern states, but now there are only 4 left in Texas only.
Tara Ptacek
Tara Ptacek 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
Oh no, Pancho’s is gone?!? RIP Such great childhood memories from when I lived in ABQ
Life With Matthew
Life With Matthew 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
20:13 - Speaking of psychological tricks, nicely done on the Merch pitch. Presenting both a "buying this makes you part of the community" and a limited time offer to get you buying it right now!
Thomas Kent
Thomas Kent 3 หลายเดือนก่อน
I always begin with a huge salad, all that beautiful fiber/roughage. Most have a huge selection of salad ingredients and I get as many as possible. After I finish that salad then I go back to the meat and other items.
KillaQ 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
Here in Germany there are no such things as people giving your portions in buffets, and even if there were I'd still stand up and go to the meats to stack a huge mountain of food on my plate. Like, no joke, when I'm at a buffet I literally blend out every other person there and fill my plates up with *mountains* of food until there physically can't fit anymore food on there. I'm seriously surprised I never once got thrown out of a buffet lol
Just a leaf
Just a leaf ปีที่แล้ว
“The plates are smaller to make them take less food” Me making a food pyramid in the plate : *i have no such weakness*
Spill the Truth
Spill the Truth ปีที่แล้ว
Me making a mountain of food bigger than mountain Everest...
Honolex ปีที่แล้ว
Me just putting mountains of spaghetti on my plate
Chen Bukstein
Chen Bukstein ปีที่แล้ว
you need a reverse food pyramid with water and carbs at the top, and meats on the bottom
Sans the meme
Sans the meme ปีที่แล้ว
@Chen Bukstein ah yes, lemme just balance my glass on top of my chocolate fudge real quick, what could possibly go wrong😂
Chen Bukstein
Chen Bukstein ปีที่แล้ว
@Sans the meme XD
chsbob9 2 หลายเดือนก่อน
As someone who recently got diagnosed with diabetes, could you do a food theory on that? I would love to see your outcomes, know you are not a doctor, and am sure at least a few other theorists with the same condition would be entertained and/or informed.
Morgan Roy
Morgan Roy 10 หลายเดือนก่อน
It's great to be sent here in 2022 and still be watching food theory. Glad to be watching these many ideas for many years across many channels.
smushedsnails 6 หลายเดือนก่อน
This make sense, the whole plate size thing. I've always had a preference for smaller plates and silverware, I've never struggled too hard with overeating (very fortunate), unlike my father and brother who do deal with that! That's insane!
Food Theory: The Food Pyramid Conspiracy