The Moderation Movement was founded in November 2014 by counsellor, Jodie Arnot from Jodie Arnot counselling and myself, Zoe, and we have since gathered over 40,000 Facebook followers.

We started The Moderation Movement to show people that you don’t need to go to extremes with nutrition and exercise in order to take care of your health. We also want to let people know that extremes such as cutting out food you enjoy, eating “clean” or paleo, or exercising to burn as many calories as possible, can actually be damaging to health for many people.

It feels much of the world has gone food and fitness mad and our mission is to counter all the hype and promote a healthy enjoyment of all food and encourage exercise for enjoyment, not punishment. Our huge following supports our belief that many people are tired of all the hype, food rules, dieting and focus on weight loss and looking lean and are craving balance which is exactly what we offer!

Why are we concerned about these extremes with eating and exercise?

We need this because the focus around food and the “right” way to eat, has become insane. Health and healthy are now such loaded terms that have been mixed up with “clean” eating, “quitting sugar” and “Paleo” which take eating well to the extreme and are not necessary for good health. These extreme forms of “healthy” eating are leading to very distorted relationships with food and body, and in many, eating disorders or orthorexia (a yet to be classified eating disorder and an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating).

  • Discover a world where food is just food and you can let go of worry and anxiety
  • Preoccupation with food and your body can eat up so much of your life. It’s time to change.

Jodie and I both love enjoying delicious food and a glass of bubbles or two, and we want you to be able to fully enjoy these pleasures too, without feelings of guilt or anxiety or the thought that you’ve been “bad” and you need to make up for it somehow.

To learn more about how you can change your relationship with food, read about The Non-Diet Approach and Intuitive Eating. 

Our ebooks – available now!

Zoe and Jodie have written two ebooks to give you a better understanding of how to start changing your relationship to food, body and exercise in order to escape all the food and fitness madness and discover a better way to take care of your health.

Nourish – $6.95 AUD, click to learn more or purchase

In this e-book, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist, and co-founder of The Moderation Movement, Zoe Nicholson, explains why diets don’t work, that there’s no “bad” foods, and offers practical tips to help you begin your journey towards Intuitive Eating.

Movement – $6.95 AUD, click to learn more or purchase

In this 20 page handbook, therapist, multi award winning fitness professional and co-founder of The Moderation Movement, Jodie Arnot, encourages you to take a look at your exercise thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and offers practical tips to help you begin healing your relationship with movement.

Post-it notes written by event participants with the all the things people admire in other people that have nothing to do with appearance or body size

Moderation Movement Events

Jodie and I are ran our first Moderation Movement Event in February 2016 in Melbourne with almost 100 participants, we then ran another one on the Gold Coast in August and in Melbourne again in October 2016. All events were a great success and the feedback overwhelmingly positive. In 2018, Jodie and I ran some small workshops in Melbourne, something we hope to continue to do. 

The events and workshops are all about reconnecting with your body in order to reconnect with food and being active in ways you enjoy. You will learn how to nurture a positive attitude to eating, your body and being active, so you can enjoy all food, fall in love with exercise and be the healthiest version of you!

To the left, is photo from the event of one of the activities, the post-it notes are all the many things people admire in other people that have nothing to do with appearance or body size.

Given the current world situation, nothing more has been planned at this stage. But you can join us on The Moderation Movement – Facebook or Instagram – Themoderationmovement

Please note – Instagram locked us out of our original Moderation Movement account with no explanation and we have tried everything to contact them without success. This account has 11K followers and is still there, but inactive, so please make sure you join the new account as per the link above and help us to regrow our movement!

To understand more about this, please join our movement by liking our Moderation Movement Facebook page and encourage your friends and family to also join by sharing posts from the Moderation Movement. Together we can counter the current trend toward more and more extreme views on what constitutes healthy eating and fitness.

We can also be found on Instagram @themoderationmovement and twitter @ModerationMvmt.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Zoe & Jodie

The Moderation Movement

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