The 80/20 Rule
I’m a big believer in the 80/20 rule, so let me elaborate a bit here…
You may or may not know this, but here at Move Well Fitness we run our nutrition throughout the year to where we require you to step up your nutritional compliance, but for the most part, we encourage you to follow the 80/20 rule.
80% of the time you’re eating on plan foods – protein, vegetables, fruits, good fats, and some good fibrous carbs. The other 20% you get to do as you please. Now, don’t gorge yourself. A 20% meal doesn’t mean eating an entire pizza. It does mean enjoying the foods you love but with more consciousness.
Ever eaten a sleeve of Oreos before? I have!
If you’re in your 20%, rather than bringing the bag with you to the couch, simply take out your portion and put the rest away. We know we can’t have Oreos every day, but if we want them in our 20% time, we bet we are going to have them!
I don’t really like the term “cheat meal” though, if that’s what was running through your mind. To me it implies that you’re doing something wrong.
It also cultivates a negative relationship with food where you get feelings of guilt when you’re off track. Trust me, I’ve been there, and it’s not fun.
So, when you’re enjoying your 20% you’re not cheating, you are loving and embracing life through the pleasure that is food.
As a matter of fact, Enjoy these healthier desserts I’m including below. They are a great way to indulge in your 20%!
I’m curious, have you ever struggled with finding balance in your nutrition or staying consistent? Let me know!
Yours in Health!
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