The 80/20 rule and how to stick to it
Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to be difficult. There’s a way for you to keep a fit strong body, have glowing gorgeous skin and still indulge in your favorite foods. Seem too good to be true? Well with the 80/20 rule it’s 100% possible.
It’s all about moderation
The way the 80/20 principle works is that you eat healthy and workout 80% of the time and then indulge and relax 20% of the rest. However balance is key: don’t count calories, don’t deprive yourself, and don’t overindulge. The ease of this rule has convinced a lot of people to adopt the concept, even celebrities, supermodels, and fitness coaches like Lucile Woodward.
The fact that you are able to treat yourself – in moderation – leads to a more rewarding and productive life where you can enjoy the moment and eat what you want with zero guilt. In other words: When it’s ‘that’ time of the month, go ahead and reach for that chocolate bar – with absolutely no regrets. Can things get any sweeter than that?
It’s a lifestyle, not a diet
The 80/20 rule isn’t a diet and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ formula – that’s the beauty of it. It fits into your daily life seamlessly, allowing you to decide what kind of schedule you want to follow. The possibilities are endless: You can work out and eat healthy every day during the work week and then have the weekend off to enjoy a burger and fries or a glass of wine with some cheese. Or you can eat healthy 80% of the day, and then have an indulgent snack every single day (making that your 20%).
Some things to keep in mind:
Find what works for you: The best way to stick to the 80/20 principle is to try out a few different combinations to determine what the best equation is for you. That way you’ll stick with it and it’ll become like second nature.
Your plate should make you happy: Whatever you’re eating should bring a smile to your face. When you’re eating healthy be sure to choose wholesome, colorful, good-quality ingredients that stimulate your senses and nourish your body with the only the best to keep it, and your skin, healthy.
If you follow the 80/20 rule you’ll be able to keep up a healthy lifestyle and still indulge and eat like royalty - often!