1. Eat Moderately:
Wu says, “And when you eat more moderately and let your poor old body take a break from constant digestion and disposal of waste…”
Wu could also say, eat in moderation. Eat enough, not too much or too little. A very common expression is ‘moderation in all things’, or, ‘all things in moderation’. Meaning it’s best not to do too much or too little of anything.
Like, ‘it’s ok to eat sweets once in a while but all things in moderation, if we eat too much we’ll get sick.’
2. Take a Break From:
Stop doing something for a while, rest from it.
Like, ‘He took a break from running after he injured his knee.’ Or, ‘She’s taking a break from freelance work for a while.’
Wu is talking about our bodies breaking down food.
The verb is digest which can also mean process information, think about it so we understand it and know how we feel.
Imagine a company meeting where major restructuring is announced. The boss might say, ‘I know this will take some time to digest. Everybody think about it and if you have any questions come talk to me.’
4. Speed Demon:
Grace says, “I used to be a real speed demon when I got behind the wheel.”
Someone who likes to drive very fast.
You could say, ‘She was a real speed demon until she got into that accident.’
1.moderatelyもin moderationも重要です。発音と併せて使えるように練習して下さい。[mɑ́dəritli] [mɑ̀dəréiʃən]