Hunger Management

Embracing the M word

I am coming round to the idea of moderation - it yields wonderful results and I do not have to give up all that I love

Moderation, I have always thought, is death. People like to tell me to "eat everything in moderation", "drink moderately" and also, very vaguely, "go easy now".

To me, that is losing the will to live large. Moderation seems small, mean and boxed in. It is the death of desire.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Embracing the M word'. Print Edition | Subscribe