6 Tips for Following the 80/20 Diet

Get results on the 80/20 diet with these tips.

6 Tips for Following the 80/20 Diet

The 80/20 dieting principle has gained a lot of traction recently. The plan is based on two simple factors: eating healthy foods 80% of the time and being able to indulge 20% of the time. This approach to eating gives you the freedom to enjoy an event on the weekend, your co-worker’s birthday, or the occasional 3 p.m. treat, guilt-free. Learn how to successfully navigate this diet with these quick and easy starter steps.

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Mark Out Your Freebies

Once you have figured out how many calories are included in your 20% indulgence, take a look at your week to roughly plan out when you want to use them. You can choose to indulge in a couple meals throughout the week or eat healthy all week and then save your indulgences for the weekend. Going into the week with a plan for the 20% of your diet will ensure you don’t go over that amount and mess up the ratio.

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