Monday, September 8, 2014

Moderation: Where do you draw the line?

I had an interesting conversation with someone not long ago -- precisely about -- what does eating in moderation really mean? It happened to be that this conversation took place at a "Slow Food" gathering. In this context, "Slow Food" is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986.

Slow Food is meant to promote and be an alternative to fast food and it also strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine. But, on a larger scale, slow food should be seen as a healthier alternative to what we know now -- an industrialized food production. What did our grandparents eat before the industrialization of food? Real food! Anyway, I digress.

In going back to my conversation with this person, how can we expect to make lasting changes with the way we eat if we can't even agree on such basics as food moderation? Really eating
in moderation strongly encourages eating a variety of foods in a portion-controlled environment. This means no "super-sizing" or eating like it was your last meal.

The following is an interesting perspective on what moderation means. Do you agree?

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