Let me preface this post by saying this isn't a personal attack, but yesterday I read this post and the comments that followed - and it made me a little stabby.
I'm so sick of hearing/reading/being preached to about moderation.
Why? It's simple. Even after losing ~100lbs, moderation is a HUGE struggle for me. I'd go as far to say that even to this day, food in general, is a huge stress for me.
Eliminating certain foods from my diet is something that I did, and still do today. While I wouldn't say some foods are eliminated completely, I do say no. I know myself well enough to know that I won't be satisfied with just 1/2 cup of ice cream. The best solution for me, is just to avoid it completely.
On "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels"
I was never (and still am not) a thin person - so you know what? The idea of being thin is kind of awesome to someone that is 267lbs. Maybe the word 'thin' isn't the best choice of words to use in that slogan - I might replace it with 'fit' if I had my way. But if I'm being 100% honest, regardless if we call it thin/fit - I totally agree with it.
I don't want to write a novel - but I just had to get to get my two cents out there and play the devils advocate.
Moderation is great and all - and if it works for you - perfect.
If it doesn't work for you? It's ok to think about being thin and it's certainly ok to have a restrictive diet too.
PS: I ate a pound of chicken wings and had 2 rum and diets at 10:00pm after volleyball last night.
Moderate that bitches.