I’ve been talking about my dining habits lately, most notably my February participation in the Whole 30 and the major realization that I’m an abstainer, not a moderator. I wanted to take a moment to stress just how important it is to get clear on which of the two groups you belong to. The other day, I came across a comment on a friend’s Facebook page that was something along the lines of: “There is such a thing as being healthy while indulging in certain things (at least in moderation)….Balance is a beautiful thing.”
Those are obviously the words of a moderator.
And that theory works wonderfully for moderators. It does not, however, work for abstainers. And when the thing to abstain from or to moderate is […]