My 80/20 Rule (it’s actually 90/10)
The 80/20 Rule
When I was in sales we all knew that 20% of the top agents produced 80% of the revenue. Known as the Pareto Principle, it has been been proven that 80% of the result usually comes from 20% of the effort
I apply the Pareto Principle to make My 80/20 Rule work with a keto and fasting lifestyle. I flip that principle to assess my diet and healthy lifestyle choices.
When I eat or do healthy things 80% of the time I get great results.
Then 20% of the time the foods are less healthy and I rest a little more than I should.
Actually it’s more like 90/10
However, it’s actually more like… eat healthy 90 percent of the time and indulge 10 percent of the time.
I don’t think I have to convince anyone that sometimes we all like to have a little fun. We fall off the grid or we get silly with friends. Being super strict with my eating and exercising 100% of the time gets a little boring and can be inconvenient to others.
So the goal is to follow my routine 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time I let loose and have some fun. I eat and drink whatever is served and I enjoy it. Not that keto foods aren’t fun and delicious, but eating is a social activity.
My Lifestyle is Flexible but not sloppy
I know my Keto and Intermittent Fasting lifestyle is just that…a lifestyle. My 90/10 rule is my way to stay flexible with my eating. I stick to it MOST of the time-90%, but occasionally-10% I throw caution to the wind and I indulge.
Keeping it fresh
When it veer off the routine it gives me a fresh perspective on how great I feel when I’m eating clean fresh foods, getting exercise, hydrating and sleeping through the night.
Boy does it suck to wake up in the middle of the night with a belly ache from carby and sugary foods. It never feels good to wake hung over and dehydrated from that 2nd (or 3rd martini)….but it sure was fun while it lasted.
That’s why 10% of the time I just go have fun…and then I quickly get back to my 90% routine.
Always being the “Healthy Girl” puts a target on my forehead for the food police. If I had a nickel for every time someone caught me eating or drinking non-healthy foods I’d be a rich lady.
People..I’m human and I LOVE food.
I feel the need to share that we are all entitled to some fun and to let our guard down. The key is that we don’t stay in party mode.
10% of the time have some fun. 90% of the time be responsible, eat well and get back into the Keto and Fasting routine.
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MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.