Instead of trying to eat perfectly healthy all the time, plan for food indulgences 20% percent of the time. Committing to eat nutritious whole foods for 80% of the time, leads to a balanced mindset on foods.
Using this general guideline means:
- You’re building a lifestyle, rather than just following a diet.
- No food is off limits.
- You don’t have to be perfect 100% of the time.
Moderation for the 20% is key. It can be helpful to plan your week in advance and decide when you have your treats.
“Happiness is a place between too little and too much.” Finnish Proverb