Moderation Consternation? Moderation Contemplation!

November 25th, 2013 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , ,

A little bird tweeted that the notion of moderation is under the microscope, what gives? “Ho ho ho”, I thought having read this after making my traditional mother load of 500+ truffles I give away for Christmas. Hmmmm, let’s see next week is the start of Hanukkah, followed by US Thanksgiving, followed by the Christmas Season topped off with a night cap at New Year’s. How many special eating occasions are already booked in to your calendar? A few more than last year I’ll bet, each one adorned with fab food and drink. As if people need an excuse to abandon moderation especially this time of year. Or worse yet become so obsessive compulsive and not allow their favourite food whatsoever. That’s crazy food police at work, don’t you think?

This is the time of year to find peace in our lives and our world. And I do declare that it is warranted in all of our relationships, especially our relationship with food. What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie; what’s Christmas without my Mom’s jamborees; what’s New Year’s without a special salut? Pretty darn crummy, that’s what! There’s nothing more precious in our lives than breaking bread with the ones we love and sometimes that bread is dipped in olive oil! Time to toss out the shame, guilt or any notion of solely noshing at the salad bar for the next six weeks ’cause by New Year any resolve you had in November to abandon moderation and tighten the noose on goodies will have dissolved by the New Year in a puff of icing sugar.

When it comes to our food, that old adage of “all or none” is so passé with disco balls and go-go boots. Our society has become “all inclusive” in so many ways and our diets should be as well. Studies show when kids and adults alike are not allowed their favourite food they’ll pine for it, seek it and when they get it, gorge on it. Now that’s not a positive relationship with food, is it? It’s quite the opposite. When you allow all food to fit, with effort and in time those preoccupations diminish. The trick with food is defining moderation. With effort, everything will fall into place from there.

Don’t have consternation about moderation. Keep those dang food police out of your kitchen and life. However you’re spending the coming holidays cherish them, enjoy them and consider moderation contemplation! Check this out in more detail in my ebook, Skinny on Slim, The Little Black Dress of Diet Books available on Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes & Noble.

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