Saturday, July 27, 2013
Back by Popular Demand: Are You an Abstainer or a Moderator?
Wow... Just WOW!
"If moderators try to abstain, they feel trapped and rebellious."
"If abstainers try to be moderate, they spend a lot of precious energy justifying why they should go ahead and indulge."
You're a Moderator if You:
- Find that occasional indulgence heightens your pleasure and strengthens your resolve
- Get panicky at the thought of "never" getting or doing something
You're an Abstainer if You:
- Have trouble stopping something once you've started
- Aren't tempted by things that you've decided are off-limits
Me, I'm a mixture of both.
An abstainer in regards to emotional eating, trigger foods and especially being gluten free due to a wheat (and other grains) allergy.
A moderator because I practice moderation, not deprivation and eating healthy as opposed to dieting.
Do you see yourself as either one of those?