Today’s myth busting is focused on the idea that we must be all or nothing, feast or famine, when approaching a healthy lifestyle. What if we told you that a healthy lifestyle is actually about embracing the 80/20 rule. No really, it is true.
The 80/20 rule exists in all aspects of life. If you are in sales, 20% of your accounts will do 80% of the business. If you are working towards something, 20% of your actions will yield 80% of your results (Pareto Principle). When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, the same is true. Being healthy is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. You simply cannot outrun a bad diet. The key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also about 80/20.
80% of the time eat clean, whole, non processed foods. 20% of the time, indulge and have those items that are “bad”. Everything in moderation will keep you feeling satisfied emotionally and physically.
It isn’t all or nothing, it is about balancing the 80/20 rule.