While moderate eating sounds like a good idea for people who want a low-key approach to healthy eating, this term is problematic, because it is for every individual to decide what is moderate eating. Such meaninglessness can harm people who are trying to lose or maintain weight, a new research from the scientists at the University of Georgia and Duke University suggests.
Without a firm portion suggestion, a moderate serving of some food becomes a completely blurred concept that depends on a person eating habits and preferences.
Moreover, the concept plays a psychological trick on a dieting person. It turns out that the more you like a specific food, the bigger your definition of a moderate serving will be, says the lead study author Michelle vanDellen, a researcher from the University of Georgia.
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