Episode 05 – Abstaining vs Moderating – Battle of the Century

In this episode, Catherine and Donald talk about the pluses and minuses of abstaining from certain foods versus enjoying them in moderation. The answer is both. And neither. It’s complicated. Just like the rest of the weight loss adventure (aka “Journey”). And also life. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Episode 05 – Abstaining vs Moderating – Battle of the Century

  1. Drinkamus Rex

    Hello, first time caller, long time listener… an issue for me is that when I actually work hard and lose weight, I suddenly feel entitled to eat something I shouldn’t because what harm could that do? Conversely, if I have yet to put in the hard work to lose weight, sometimes I feel like what difference does it make?

  2. we-only-look-thin Post author

    First of all, nice “Mr. KFI reference”. Secondly, I know that Catherine and I have both had those feelings and said those things to ourselves. The truth is that non one is entitled to anything. It doesn’t matter if you’ve worked hard or if you’ve lost weight; you’re still the same person and the food is going to effect you in the same way that it does any other time. One of our messages is that there is no finish line. You have to change your habits in a way that you can sustain for the rest of your life. The doesn’t mean that you never have anything that you enjoy, but that you eat things responsibly and you become aware of the foods that you can’t control yourself around.

    Also, another thing we like to stress is that every little bit matters. We didn’t lose 100+ pounds over night. We made small changes that all added up. Telling yourself “what difference does it make” is a lie. Everything makes a difference. 100 calories that you walked away from or an extra 5 minute walk that you take or taking the stairs instead of the elevator all adds up. It’s not about dropping to 1200 calories a day or going to the Gym 7 days a week or other things that most people can’t do forever. It’s about making sustainable lifestyle changes.

    Hopefully that answers your question, but let me know if it doesn’t.

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