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Saturday, June 07, 2014

Ahhhh.....the subject of moderation. Something we hear a lot. It's about moderation. The question - what is it? I'm trying to work on eating much cleaner. I want to do a whole30, yet find that I'm not ready to commit to it. Part of me feels like it's not what I really want to do - I want to eat the way I'll eat forever. The one area I really do want moderation in is eating out. For some reason, with more disposable income, I find it easy to grab lunch on the go at times with workmates. I want to nix eating out at any fast food place. I have a fondness for french fries - everywhere you go there are french fries. I want to get to the point that this is only once a month at the most. This is a goal I want to strive for - really limit those types of meals.
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    You can do it!
    2058 days ago
    Do you have favorite places to visit? Maybe you could check their menu on line and decide beforehand what you will and will not eat. I find that being proactive helps me. emoticon
    2083 days ago
    I carry a cooler with snacks. I also have a French fry problem. I get a P3 pack from the lunchable section of the grocery store and add it to a side salad.
    2084 days ago
    I lost my weight long ago and have kept it off, but I had no idea what "moderation" was either. I had to learn it with a plan, a kitchen scale, measuring cups and spoons, and a good journal. I do an exchange plan: so many breads, fruits, etc., each one specific in weight or size. Each exchange comes off a list that I now know as well as I know English. The plan sorts out the healthy mix of food, I provide the creativity of how to use them. I could never do a plan that has "eat until satisfied" or "eat in moderation". The Plan provides so much variety that I am limited only by my creativity, and I don't have to worry about what "moderation" is. The food scale tells me, and believe me, the scale is far more accurate than my eyeballs or stomach.
    2084 days ago
    I've found that moderation simply won't work for me.

    I simply can't have many of the things that set off cravings and hunger and overeating, and, just like an addict, I've had to put them behind me and walk on without them. And you know, it's OK. My world didn't crumble because I no longer ate grains. There's a lot more food out there that is good for my body, sometimes things I'd never tried before that now I absolutely love.

    Give the Whole 30 a chance. the worst that could happen is that you find that it's not for you. But maybe the next thing you try WILL be.

    2084 days ago
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    I am with you on this. I find that every night I work at my main job they order out. It is usually either Wendy's or Subway... two of my greatest downfalls! I can have Wendy's chili, though. I can't really get my subway sandwich any more, though. That really saddens me because I drool over how delicious it tastes.

    I am trying to eliminate eating out, as well. I am bringing my food. I even bring extra just in case so I can't use the lack of food and my hunger as an excuse to eat out...

    But now I am craving a Wendy's Chili. Darnit.
    2084 days ago
    Good Luck!
    2084 days ago
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