“Everything in moderation” is a pretty popular saying. Here are some translations:
Life is short.
A little bad is good for you.
I do it, so you should too.
I can handle it.
We assume that our body can handle moderation and maybe it can but what is meant by handle and what is meant by moderation. I have heard the answers to these questions vary quite a bit.
To someone who used to drink a 6-pack a day (or more) of soda, 2-3 sodas a day could be considered moderate. Or the person who is down from a pack of cigarettes a day to a half might rightly consider their habit to be moderate.
Most times when I hear the phrase “everything in moderation”, the person is referring to their drinking habit. Perhaps they only crack the bottle on Friday and Saturday night with only a slight performance impairment on Sunday (the official recovery day). As a loved one recently said, “sometimes it’s worth it.”
View my alcohol post (A Toast To Health…) for my official thoughts on alcohol and what constitutes moderation.
Everything moderately compromised (sleep, hydration, nutrition, exercise, stress) from a night of drinking is not good. If you’re trying to lose weight, your efforts will be compromised for the next 2-3 days.
For stronger living,