Studies have shown our definitions of moderation are completely subjective. In application, most people who attempt a moderation diet, either create no change in their diet, or eat worse than before, though in their subjective minds, they believe they are eating better.
Dr. David Ludwig, a Harvard Medical School nutrition and obesity expert calls the moderation mantra "useless."
In Always Hungry? Ludwig writes:
There [are] some things you [should] eat a lot of, and I would put things like olive oil, avocado, nuts in that category. There are other things you [should] really minimize, especially if you're dealing with pre-diabetes or some other metabolic problem. You don't want to go moderate with sugar — whatever that means. You want to get rid of as much of it as you can.___________________________________
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