We started The Moderation Movement to show people that you don’t need to go to extremes with nutrition and exercise in order to take care of your health. We also want to let people know that extremes such as cutting out food you enjoy, eating “clean” or paleo, or exercising to burn as many calories as possible, can actually be damaging to your health.
Why are we concerned about these extremes with eating and exercise?
We need this because the focus around food and the “right” way to has become insane. Health and healthy are now such loaded terms that have been mixed up with “clean” eating, “quitting sugar” and “Paleo” which take eating well to the extreme and are not necessary for good health. These extreme forms of “healthy” eating are leading to very distorted relationships with food and body, and in many, eating disorders or orthorexia (a yet to be classified eating disorder and an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating).
- Discover a world where food is just food and you can let go of worry and anxiety
- Preoccupation with food and your body can eat up so much of your life. It’s time to change.
Jodie and I both love enjoying delicious food and a glass of bubbles or two – as you can see mine is empty – and we want you to be able to fully enjoy these pleasure too, without feelings of guilt or anxiety or the thought that you’ve been “bad” and you need to make up for it somehow.
To learn more about how you can change your relationship with food, read about The Non-Diet Approach and Intiuitive Eating. Jodie and I also run events where we present on how to start healing your relationship with food and your body, intuitive eating, body image and self compassion – follow our The Moderation Movement Facebook page to find out when our next Event will be held. No date planned as yet.
Jodie and I are ran our first Moderation Movement Event this year on February 27th in Melbourne, with another one on the Gold Coast in August and then again in Melbourne in October. They have all beea great success and the feedback overwhelmingly positive.
The Event is all about reconnecting with your body in order to reconnect with food and being active in ways you enjoy. You will learn how to nurture a positive attitude to eating, your body and being active, so you can enjoy all food, fall in love with exercise and be the healthiest version of you!
Below is photo from the event of one of the activities, the post-it notes are all the many things people admire in other people that have nothing to do with appearance or body size.
Moderation Movement – The Event – click here for information on what our events are about.
Much of the Western world has gone food & fitness mad and our mission is to counter all the hype and promote a healthy enjoyment of all food and encourage exercise for enjoyment, not punishment. Our huge following supports our belief that many people are tired of all the hype, food rules, dieting and focus on weight loss and looking lean and are craving balance which is exactly what we offer!
It’s not WHAT you eat, it’s HOW you eat that determines your health.
To understand more about this, please join our movement by liking our Moderation Movement Facebook page and encourage your friends and family to also join by sharing posts from the Moderation Movement. Together we can counter the current trend toward more and more extreme views on what constitutes healthy eating and fitness.
We can also be found on Instagram @moderationmovement and twitter @ModerationMvmt.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Zoe & Jodie