Moderation, We Know, It's Hard
Moderation, it’s this keyword in life that we know and love when we want to hear and use it, but do not always live by, because moderation, honestly, is hard. There’s no other way to say it. I think it’s almost harder to maintain something in moderation than it is to abstain from it or binge on it. It takes self control, which is something many of us struggle with on a monthly, weekly, daily, hourly, or even minute basis. We (my mom, Julie, and I) always joke that if we could bottle self control, we’d be millionaires.
My sister and I constantly talk about our food intake, usually with regards to binging. I am known to respond with some words like, “so what, everything is good in moderation” or “you only live once”. These are words that are so much easier said than done. I could go into the philosophical debate on what moderation is, or how it differs for different people, but, let’s be real, it’s really a personal question. Just as often as you can talk about self control, you can talk about moderation; you can look at it on a minute, hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Is eating that one piece of cake a month moderation? Yes, if you eat it once a month, maybe not if it’s paired with candy, drinks, and junk food all on one day. But again, YOLO! Isn’t that moderation, that balance of being controlling and saying screw it?!?
When creating unbakeables, size was one of the things we had to determine; what would be the “perfect” size. Now nothing is perfect, and although unbakeables do come close, they are not. However, we DO believe they are perfect in achieving a version of moderation. A single unbakeables treat is big enough that you can savor multiple bites, but small enough that you don’t feel bad after it’s been eaten. It’s a balance, maybe don’t eat a whole tube in a day, but one or even two pieces is still eating in moderation. The pieces might help a little with self control, but who’s to say you need to do it alone?
From our kitchen to yours….