I believe this. Moderation makes for a better life. But every once in a while, we indulge. Thanksgiving tends to be one of those times. We make a huge meal, and we all sit around laughing and eating, telling each other what we are grateful for. The food is delicious, and plentiful, and we tend to eat more than we need. Moderation in moderation.
After our meal, we went for a walk. It was good to move. We talked about the over-eating that comes with celebrating. It's a strange thing. The argument is that everyone does it, that it's what we all do. The question is do we need to keep doing it? Do we need to consume large amounts of sugar on a birthday to make it a special day? Do we need to eat 3 pies (yes, there were 3 pies at dinner: pumpkin, apple, and a savoury pie as a main course) to be thankful? I don't know the answer to the question, but I sure did enjoy that pie.