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Thursday, May 23, 2013

I am so glad common sense plans for better health allow moderation and not perfection. I'm not good at perfection. In years past I've been on diets where I did it "perfectly" until I reached my goal - which lasted about 2 minutes! because so many goodies were on the "no" list so I'd indulge and not know where to stop until I realized I was gaining weight and losing ground fast. Even on this FODMAP (high allergen foods not allowed for 6 weeks and then I add them back in to see how my system tolerates them) I have been able to figure out some foods that are treats but to eat in moderation. I feel that when I am able to add in the foods I've been avoiding for medical reasons, I'll be able to enjoy them and be moderate.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SWIMLOVER 5/24/2013 10:46PM

  Jan, You are so right--moderation is the key!

Thank You for reminding me of this.


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NANASKNOLLAZ 5/24/2013 7:03PM

    I agree moderation is the way to go. We all have problems with this one.

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KITTYLADY1259 5/24/2013 7:00PM

    I think you have found the key to success. I am sure you will be a winner! I need to learn this lesson myself. Thank you for sharing this with us.


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GRAMMACATHY 5/24/2013 1:11PM

    moderation is key. Keep up the good work.

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FIT4MEIN2013 5/24/2013 10:14AM

    We are imperfect beings. Besides, God created us to enjoy food. There are no "bad" foods, only bad use of it. I had a delicious apple fritter yesterday afternoon. No guilt at all! Enjoyed every bite!

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IOEINC 5/24/2013 7:46AM

    My parents taught me a valuable lesson early on..moderation in all things!! I have always appreciated their wisdom.


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MCFITZ2 5/23/2013 10:55PM

    To truly accept that perfection is not required to succeed. Great message. emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/23/2013 9:53PM

    At least you know not to expect yourself to be perfect!! Best thing you said... control via moderation.

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BJPENNY70 5/23/2013 9:51PM

    You are doing great when you learn something that important. emoticon

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