Is it Deprivation or Freedom? Whether Elimination or Moderation of Certain Foods is a Better Strategy for Emotional Eaters.“Just moderate” seems to be the fallback advice of most health practitioners when emotional eaters complain about their weight and out-of-control-eating. But for those of us who can’t moderate successfully, what do we do? And how can we avoid certain foods without feeling deprived and ultimately rebelling? Tune in as I talk about the various levels of emotional eaters and whether moderation or elimination is the best choice for you.