The beginning of this year, I’m focusing on all things moderation. From how to incorporate it into your eating, the health benefits, and how to teach moderation to kids. It’s also the topic for my next book: How to Raise a Mindful Eater.
I get the impression that people either don’t believe moderation is possible or that it is the process of only allowing a small amount of a palatable foods. Like limiting it to two cookies.
But after combing through the research, practicing moderation myself and talking with others, I know that moderation is not only possible, but has more to do with mindset than anything else. In other words, being a moderate eater starts with how you think, not what you do.
So with this in mind, here are what I believe are the 5 top thinking patterns of moderate eaters. (more…)