Why I Hate Eating in Moderation

July 13, 2014 3:51 PM

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Why I Hate Eating in Moderation

As a dietitian and regular consumer of food -- there is a rarely a day that goes by that I do not practice, read, write or advise on nutrition in some way. Nutrition related social media posts and articles are as plentiful as the questions I receive from clients and acquaintances. Why? Because we are all looking for the answer, the quick fix, the magic pill, the key to longevity. Dieting has become disfavored (rightfully so), yet with that has come the ascent of another word: moderation.

But, I despise the concept of dieting and deprivation so it seems the word moderation has become the poster child for the contrary. But what does moderation really mean? Does it mean you can have chocolate once a day or once a week? Does it mean you can eat one piece of bacon instead of your normal ...

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