"In societies where excesses are the norm, we need to apply wise judgment and moderation. Moderation means restraint within reasonable limits and refraining from excess. We can exercise moderation when deciding how much and how often we need to eat and by resisting media messages that encourage unwise eating habits that can bring unwanted health risks.
"Another way to show moderation is to avoid trying to fill emotional emptiness with food... A better approach is to fill our emotional hunger through service to others.
"Moderation doesn't mean never enjoying dessert; nor does it mean we must eliminate even occasional treats. It simply means we should use good judgment."
-Beverly Hyatt Neville
Dietitian and Health Educator
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