Helga’s abstemious lifestyle kept her from ordering the double chocolate cake at dinner. In an abstemious effort to eat in a balanced fashion, Helga enjoyed the chicken and fresh fennel salad, but rejected dessert altogether. Likewise, her abstemious habits kept her from ordering the white wine that was recommended with the meal. Such abstemious, moderate, and cautious dining practices seemed extreme, but they did keep Helga healthy.
Quiz: What is an example of abstemious behavior?
- Having a small piece of dessert at a party.
- Sleeping for fourteen or fifteen hours every day.
- Refusing to call someone back out of spite.