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If The Shoe Fits


Have you ever been to an All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet?  Whether it is an upscale Holiday Brunch Buffet or a more lowbrow affair, human behavior manifests itself similarly.  We have a tendency to try to “get our money’s worth.”  We fill our plates, perhaps multiple times, with a plethora of palatable delicacies.  Even if our bloated bellies protest, there is an underlying urgency to try a few more marvelous morsels.

I remember one Mother’s Day Brunch at a fancy hotel where I consumed enough jumbo shrimps and cocktail sauce to constitute six appetizers.  After washing it down with the “free” champagne (which was unfortunately flat, sweet plonk), I moved on to the pasta primavera and puffed pastry.  Had I been at a regular restaurant ordering a la carte, I would NEVER have eaten so much at one sitting.  After two trips to the tables of tempting delicacies, I would have been quite full.  But my misguided, food-fogged sense of economics propelled me to those tables two more times.

Now, I tend to avoid buffet situations, but on those occasions when I am confronted with behemoth amounts of food, I keep the following analogy in mind:

When you go to a store to buy sneakers, you pay the same price, regardless of the size.  I am a size 7, but if I were to purchase a size 12, I would get more leather for my money.  Now, what good would that “free” leather do me if I stagger around looking like a clown?  My true money’s worth is the size that fits.

So next time you find yourself in a sea of temptation at the next office meeting, brunch buffet, or wing fest at the local bar, remember to tie your sneakers tightly…

Holly Aglialoro
Guest Blogger and Fitness Enthusiast




I'm not sure if that typo is mine or my editor's, but the sentence in the second to last paragraph should read, "...if I were to purchase a size 12, I would get MORE leather for my money."
Posted @ Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:53 PM by Holly
All set Holly - thanks for catching it!
Posted @ Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:55 AM by Marybeth Fottler
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