The trouble with moderation

A comment I often hear when I mention something about foods I don’t / won’t eat, is “Everything in moderation”.

I agree. Completely. Wholeheartedly. It is not healthy to be completely restrictive in your lifestyle and dietary choices. I eat exceptionally well 95% of the time. If I want to eat something that isn’t entirely nutritious, that’s okay because it doesn’t happen often and I eat so well the rest of the time. I am not going to beat myself up about it, and a little bit of [insert food of choice] every now and then is probably not going to kill you/me.

However…

The trouble with moderation, is that it is not done in moderation. The people who say this little gem are typically those that DON’T practice a healthy lifestyle or mindset. They play the ‘everything in moderation’ card to justify their poor choices. It is an excuse that allows them to eat whatever they want, whenever they want. Which suits them just fine.

Moderation is a vague term which is easy to hide behind. Fatty Boom-Bah might think that moderation is only having soft drink every second day, and take-away twice a week… and that might truly be moderation for them! What’s your idea of moderation?

About informedmama

I'm an Aussie mum blogging about my parenting journey, toxic chemical-free living, healthful living, nutrition, food as medicine and my learnings as I head towards semi self-sufficiency.
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