By Brooke Davie
Depriving yourself of all things deemed ‘treats’ is unsustainable for most, and for the majority of the population, a restricted diet will result in binges and over indulging in the food you’ve been so carefully avoiding. The 80/20 diet rule is more of an approach to healthy eating than a diet. The rule suggests you eat healthy foods 80% of the time, allowing indulgences for the remaining 20%.
With fewer restrictions, the 80/20 rule makes sticking to a healthy eating plan more sustainable and can even result in weight loss. Consistency is key, living by the 80/20 eating plan suggests food is not your enemy. Everything in moderation is the main aim of the 80/20 eating plan.
Famous faces following the plan has apparently worked for include former Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr. On her 80/20 lifestyle Kerr states “Rather than dieting, I have a passion for good health and organic living instilled in me by my family. I adopted the 80:20 rule when I started modelling full-time at 18. It’s about balance and not depriving yourself, ” she said in an interview last year.
Miranda’s favourite indulgences are “dark chocolate, triple-cream goat’s cheese and French fries.”
Five easy rules to remember when following the 80:20 plan include:
Other Celebs following the 80/20 eating plan include Jessica Alba, Kelly Rowland and Famous personal trainer Jillian Michaels.
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