RIGHT! Butter is real and clean. Don't give it up. Work on giving up food that is NOT REAL. Chips aren't real food. Soda pop isn't real food. Most chocolate products are so full of extra, non-food ingredients that they aren't real food either. Yes, dark chocolate that is high quality is good; the darker the better as that eliminates excess sugar. Read the ingredients!!
Real food is fresh, natural, clean and left in as close to its original form as possible.
Yes, keep the butter and have second thoughts about the toast you are putting it on. Not all breads are created equal! Most are bad choices. And, as many are discovering (count me in) grains in any form should be eaten very minimally or even not at all. They are a cause of many diseases including obesity and are also habit forming. If you do eat grains try to make sure they are freshly milled, organic and whole.
As I always state, "in moderation" can mean very little unless there is a specifier. What I mean by that is that one person's "moderation" may not be another person's "moderation". If I moderate something it means really keeping my eye on it and if at all possible keeping it out of my diet completely. I always think of a moderator as someone who eliminates the poor performers while letting the good performers go on with their act.
We can't expect to be healthy if we continue to eat even a small amount of unhealthy foods. We can't expect our cars to run if we continue to put even the smallest amount of sand or water in the gas tank... in "moderation". EVERYTHING we chew and swallow will have an effect in our bodies--our body HAS to do SOMETHING with every bite. Our head might say "a little won't hurt me" but our body will say "ouch!". You can buy a new car but you are stuck with your body. Feed it well and it will serve you well.
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul
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