In my bowl: baked tofu with pea pasta and my signature mushroom and vegetable st…

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In my bowl: baked tofu with pea pasta and my signature mushroom and vegetable stew. The recipe for the vegetable stew is already on my blog. I’ll link it in my stories once I’m able to my phone is still being restored. *Let’s talk about moderation*

One common dietary advice you see on social media is ‘eat all foods in moderation’. Yes, I’ve given the same advice myself to avoid stepping on toes and to prevent conflict. But, is it really the right advice? Better yet, what is the right advice? Honestly, I don’t have a general answer to that question, but what I do have this…

You need to listen to your body.  One size does not fit all.  I know that sounds boring, but please, hear me out.

If one or more members of your family have developed a health condition eating the diet you currently eat. Should you continue eating that diet even though you’re sure you’re everything in ‘moderation’? Probably not, right?
If you’re addicted to sugar (most people are by the way even if they don’t realise it or choose not to believe it) and having a hard time controlling cravings, eating sugar in moderation will not work for you. It will only perpetuate the problem, and you’ll be left thinking you have self-control issues when that is not the case. You can’t tell an alcoholic to drink in moderation or say to a person with celiac disease to eat gluten in moderation. Who are we kidding here?
Person A can eat a piece of 🍫🍿🍪🍰{insert any other high sugar/fat food you wish} and walk away from the tin. Person B may eat one biscuit and not move an inch until the tin of biscuit is empty and repeat the cycle day in day out.  Should moderation be the buzzword for Person B? I think not.

You know your body. You know what you need to do to feel your best, why not just stick with doing that? Of course, you may still be figuring things out. Go ahead and experiment until you find what works. Remember that the transition from one way of eating to another is difficult at first, but it gets easier the more you practice it. Don’t believe that because your favourite person on Instagram eats a certain way, you have to eat the same way. You don’t know that person’s genetics

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Bette

My name is Bette. I'm a 34 year old female from Turkey. My occupation is a website designer and I work from a home office. I have struggled with my weight since puberty. Still figuring out.

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