Diets are hard. Most people who start one fail and many end up heavier than before.
Unfortunately, many diets are based on the latest marketing gimmicks or fads. They also force you to ban some of the most delicious food.
Do your cravings sometimes overpower your good intentions?
Try the 80/20 philosophy. Its not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. 80% of the time eat healthy nutrient dense foods and 20% of the time eat what you want to eat.
It would be nice to have a “one-size fits all” approach to diet that works for everyone. But we are all unique.
You can still eat all of your favorite foods.
It’s disheartening to think that you can never enjoy your favorite foods again. With the 80/20 philosophy there are no bad foods.
Special occasions are one of the toughest parts about trying to stay healthy. Whether it’s a party, company dinner, wedding, or big game, it feels wrong not to indulge a little bit.
It’s easy to feel like you’ve completely ruined your diet with one unhealthy bite. Slip ups on a strict diet often lead to the thought, “I messed up, I may as well splurge the rest of the day.”
If you live by the 80/20 philosophy, guilt and stress melt away. As long as you don’t over indulge in delicious unhealthy treats too often, you’re totally fine.
Balance and moderation rarely exist on rigid diets and people suffer. When you live 80/20, you have the freedom to go out and enjoy a nice meal or cocktails with friends. It makes healthy living doable over the long run.
As crazy as it might sound right now, once you’re used to feeling the energy that comes from all natural whole foods you won’t want to go back.
There is more to life than food. It is better to eat unhealthy food with the right attitude than the other way around.
3 Supermodel Success Stories
Jessica Alba – Her trainer Yumi Lee embraces the 80/20 rule to help Jessica maintain her healthy weight. “You can’t be 100 percent all of the time, but you can be 80 percent all of the time.”
Miranda Kerr – “I adopt the 80/20 rule. 80% good, 20% indulgent and that works for me and my body personally. I love food and enjoy eating fresh organic produce… Food is my friend, and consistency is the key. I believe that everything in moderation is best.”
Kelly Rowland – A self professed lover of anything sweet, she has adopted the 80/20 rule for staying in amazing shape.