So let’s talk about moderation. I used to tell everyone that a little bit of that won’t hurt. Just make sure it is in moderation. My thoughts have changed on that after much study and research.
First I must ask you….how desperate are you to get healthy? To lose weight, to get those numbers in a safe zone, to feel good and have energy? Are you willing to do what it takes? I have found that eating plantbased takes some work. It does get easier over time and I can tell you that I enjoy my food now more than I ever have. It has been a journey just like everything else in life is.
The goal is to arrest heart disease altogether, even reversing it. Studies have been shown that you can do that. It is possible but there can’t be any cheating. According to Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn there is no such thing as moderation. Moderation Kills!!
My downfall is chips. I was really struggling to stop eating them. I thought that I could do everything else and just have some chips once in awhile. You know, in moderation. I couldn’t get my cholesterol down to where I wanted it and was getting frustrated thinking I was doing everything right. I was told by someone that “those chips are killing you”. I thought about that statement long and hard. Are the chips really worth dying over.
I have since started making my own with corn tortillas. Now, I like them almost as much as regular chips.
So ask yourself, is it really worth it? It all goes back to what do you really want in life. Some things are worth fighting for. Your health is one of those things. Don’t wait until you get a diagnosis to decide to get healthy. Prevention is the key. Keep your body in shape and healthy and if something does come along, you will be able to fight it off easier. You will have a headstart. You will find out that you won’t get all of the “bugs” and “junk” going around that everyone else is getting. Another perk for eating plant based.
So the next time you want to eat “in moderation” remember……Moderation Kills!