Many people find buffets exciting because they give them plenty of foods to choose from. Unfortunately, when some people see a lot of food, they try to take advantage of the situation.
Overeating is quite common where buffets are involved, and victims often suffer from nausea and indigestion.
That is how a 24-year-old American woman ended up in the hospital after taking part in an all-you-can-eat buffet. She overate sushi and suffered potentially dangerous side effects.
In total, the woman consumed 32 rolls of sushi at the buffet.
Danielle Shapiro was at the Sushi 85 in Mountain View, California. Dine-in costs $50 a person.
In total, she ate 32 sushi rolls, four gyoza dumplings, two jalapeno poppers, a bowl of edamame, and a bowl of miso soup. She consumed all this food in a single sitting.
Danielle has described herself as a "big sushi enthusiast." Her friend was visiting when they decided to go to the buffet.
She later said that they were making sure they were getting their money's worth because each person had to pay $50 for the all-you-can-eat sushi. To her, this was a lot of money.
Danielle also said that the dinner went on for about two hours because they were so full that they had to stop.
She started with the miso soup before she ate dumplings, poppers, eight dragon rolls, eight snow rolls, eight California rolls, and eight wakame rolls, before eating edamame beans.
At some point, the food was not enjoyable, and she joked that she and her friend Amanda had to be "rolled out of the restaurant."
Due to the large amount of food they had eaten, they had to sit in Danielle's car for 30 minutes before they could go home. Her stomach also felt hard due to all the rice and sushi she had eaten.
She then went to her boyfriend's place to spend the night. Her stomach was aching badly, but she ignored the pain because she knew she had eaten a large amount of food.
When she got up at 6 in the morning, she realized something was wrong because she is "not a morning person." She had severe pain in her stomach and chest, and taking deep breaths was a big struggle for her.
Her boyfriend rushed her to the hospital, and her grandmother joined them for the ride. She was diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), which most people call acid reflux.
Symptoms of this condition include heartburn, bloating, vomiting, and a sore throat. The condition is not considered life-threatening.
Danielle only spent a few hours in the hospital before she was discharged. She was also given some medication.
She then reported that she would be feeling better in a few days and that she had learned her lesson.
Despite the health scare, Danielle did not stop loving sushi or sushi buffets. She declared that she would eat sushi again.
She did, however, learn to listen to her body and go more slowly next time to avoid getting into a similar situation.