Posts Tagged ‘moderation’

We’ve all got a list of favourite foods that don’t score too high on the nutrient value scale, but let’s be honest they sure are fun and delicious to eat. Mine would look something like:

  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Baked goods

…you know your usual stuff.

Unfortunately we’ve all succumbed to the mind set that these foods are strictly off limits, and what does that result in? Well for most of us we get stuck in a cycle of deprivation followed by bingeing, which nearly always leads to eating more than if we would have treated ourselves to that one cupcake in the first place. [Um, been there!]



Now you may have vowed to ban cupcakes from your life, but when we break down and have a few, we start feeling guilty and think, ‘well I blew it, so I might as well eat the whole box now’. Sounds like a productive solution right?

Everyone reading this will have been there at some point in their life, or maybe you’re one of those people who has been a restrictive eater for so long that you’re afraid to eat anything. Truthfully, eating small amounts of your favourite treats in moderation [I will slog this mentality hard] can be part of an overall healthy diet.

Sometimes being healthy means forgoing that 3rd piece of cake, having a side salad instead of chips and eating reduced fat dairy. But sometimes being healthy also means having a goddamn cupcake!

So really the bottom line is learning to allow treats into your overall healthy lifestyle. This is something that may take time but be patient! As your confidence boosts, you will find treat food will no longer feel like completely off limits and seductive. You will be in charge of your choices (something I actually will talk about in more detail soon) and will no longer have to deny yourself of favourite food which = guilt free eating at last!!

Now I don’t know about you but as I’ve said before if I want a treat it’s not going to be something pathetic like a soft drink (unless you’re into that kind of stuff). If I want that much sugar, it’s going to be something awesome. Something like a cupcake (double points for an ice-cream cupcake). And you know who makes some of the most gorgeous cupcakes?

The Little Cupcake Company!

Someone from the company contacted me preaching about how important it is to enjoy life’s finer moments (cupcakes included) whilst maintaining your healthy lifestyle (preaching to the choir sister!), and I instantly fell in love. THEN I visited the website and saw some of their amazing cupcake photos..and things got serious.

Um does this not fit in perfectly with my blog design or what?



I’m actually so disappointed that they aren’t Australian based. But that means for all of those whom live in the UK please buy some, eat and enjoy them… and then document the whole experience so I can live vicariously through you yeh?

I might even have to put a visit to their store into my travel agenda for June/July. A perfect way to start of a European holiday, am I right?

And if that isn’t enough here what The Little Cupcake Company’s got to say,

We’ve got the perfect, bite size treat for you. Tantalise your taste buds with The Little Cupcake Company’s gorgeous treats. Their selection of scrumptious handmade cakes are made with only the finest ingredients so they really do taste as good as they look. These cupcakes are beautifully packaged so are ideal as a tasty treat or a gift.  With delivery throughout the UK you can order yours online today and have them delivered straight to your door, so what are you waiting for? Call them today on: 0845 296 9188 or contact them here. Life this way can be sweet indeed.

I think the hardest decision will be which one to try? Or better yet, solve that problem and stock up… to…ugh..eh..share with the family..yes…

For more about The Little Cupcake Company visit their website or like them on Facebook.

  • What’s your favourite flavour cupcake?
  • Do you prefer the icing or the cake? Icing all the way!

** This is a sponsored post. All that is stipulated including my thoughts and actions are entirely my own, and always will be.**


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Or out with smell of Christmas cookies, turkey, stuffing, trifle, chocolates etc etc. You get the picture. Moderation was just not present during that eating extravaganza.



It happens okay. We overeat.

What not to do?

  • Feel guilty
  • Restrict your food from there on out
  • Spend the rest of Christmas day/season worrying about it
  • Exercise to counteract (another form of bulimia- I’m not even going to mention the other thing)

What to do? Move on and get over it. Blunt yes, effective- definitely. But once again easier said than done, I know.

Okay, so it doesn’t exactly fit in with your moderation and balanced eating lifestyle but hay we’re humans and humans make mistakes. Wait, scratch that last bit- eating too much is not a mistake, it’s just something you did. You had two servings of trifle, you didn’t eat any vegetables, you had Christmas cake and Chocolate truffles for breakfast. Is that seriously what you’re concerned with on Christmas day (or during another special time when food should really be the last thing you think about) as you’re surrounded by joy, loved ones, family, friends, fantastic food and the gift of giving?

If it does happen, and to some of us it will, please don’t let it ruin anything. It’s fine to admit to yourself- Yep Bek, maybe 1 slice of cake was enough but that second piece sure did feel good… although I feel like I’ll combust at any second now. Then you resume your normal Christmas activities and typical eating as per usual.

Don’t eat more or less because of it; just drink a whole lot of water to get the food jiggling about and working through your system. Unless you want to be clogged up, and no one wants that on Christmas day surrounded by a bunch of family in a close confined space. TMI?

In all seriousness- I’ve been there and it has ruined special moments that soon become ED, anxious and obsessive moments. It’s time to stop. Stop giving in to it, stop giving it the satisfaction and limelight. You know what and who deserves that limelight? You do! Enjoy your life. Like my therapist says- what’s the point in working hard 48 weeks a year to not enjoy those 4 weeks you get off? (Yes, the man is magical with words).



If you’re in a place of need or panic I hope this has reached you in time so that you’re able to get the little bit of strength I poured into it before you turn a special moment sour.

How do you get past falling perfect in situations? Did you show moderation this Christmas season?

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