Superior Self/ The 80/20 Rule
January 17

Superior Self/ The 80/20 Rule

As a fitness and nutrition educator I focus on the 80/20 rule. Eat clean and green 80 percent of the time, and enjoy treats without the guilt 20 percent of the time. When we do not mentally label treats as cheats we change the language. This allows us to thoroughly enjoy the foods without the negative self deprecating thoughts accompanying the treats. Try this the next time you decide consciously to have a piece 
of pecan pie or chocolate truffle. 

Know that you also have choices in how the treats are made. If you are on a specific protocol for eating, you can make the recipe yourself with healthier alternative versions. For example for a paleo template, make a grain free and sugar free pie or truffle. For a pasta with cheese dish when on an auto immune protocol, create a spaghetti squash variety without tomato sauce and use a cheese alternative like nutritional yeast flakes. If sensitive to gluten and at a pizza party, offer to make a cauliflower crust pizza.

I always encourage my clients to continue their water consumption and workout program no matter where they are in any season. And know that with mindfulness and good sleep, they can recover from weight gain within a few weeks. A good attitude is key in recovery after a break from healthy eating! You have your whole life to be healthy. Look at the bigger picture.

I hope this helps. 
KJ Landis 
-Author and Creator of Happy Healthy You! Available now wherever books are sold. Just in time for the holidays!  
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