The fascination with food fads
Food fads create interesting news stories and limitless conversations. “This food is a super food!” or “This food is the answer to your health problems!”. “This diet will bring you your dream life!” or “This diet will help you feel younger!”. “This supplement will cure you of <fill in the blank>!” or “This supplement suppresses your appetite so you can lose weight easily!”. “ By following this regimen you can live longer, lose weight faster, or eat all your favorite foods!”
So go the food-fad claims.
The true food rule is moderation. Eating in moderation is the key to healthful eating. Even if you eat a food that is un-nourishing, as long as you eat a small amount, it will not cause harm.
Moderation is discussed in Oneself—Living:
“Moderation is actually fascinating! No easy feat is moderation. It requires attention and control and vigilance. And sometimes, rethinking and reworking. Moderation is the pinnacle of conscientious living. Moderation contributes to self-control, which in turn brings balance. The more one lives in moderation, the more one can accomplish.
Regarding eating, moderate eating provides the appropriate amount of fuel to run the body. Not too much, not too little. Moderate eating leads to enjoyment of food and to better digestion. Food that is not ejected or is not over-consumed is food well used. Food that is eaten for sustenance is food well used. Food that is eaten, not only in the correct amounts, but also in nourishing environments, nourishes the body and the soul. Soulful eating. Soul-fulfilling nourishment. Nourishing the soul includes the body’s nourishment. Enjoying the food, appreciating the food, understanding that food is for energy, all connect to elevate the process of caring for the body.
Paying attention to the amounts of food eaten, to the atmosphere in which the food is eaten, and to the quality of the food lead to well-being and elevated living. Moderate eating and eating atmosphere are presented in the book of poetry, Unfolding:
Food fads are simply fads. Moderate eating is for a lifetime!
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