We had a long conversation over lunch (at Sher a Punjab’s lunch buffet) about how “buffet” doesn’t have to mean “challenge”. I know that personally my instinct is to try to get the most out of my dollar at things like this, and just keep going back for more, but really, $7.99 for a full plate of Indian food is still a great deal. $7.99 for three plates of Indian food, also a great deal, but it only hurts you in the long run.

The trick, obviously, is moderation, is taking your time, is knowing when you are full and stopping there. But we’re not trained well in moderation. Very few aspects of American culture encourage moderation. Certainly, all-you-can-eat lunch buffets do not encourage moderation. But there has to be a way to eat sensibly and responsibly while still enjoying Sher a Punjab’s lunch buffet once in a while, right?