What is 80/20?
The 80/20 stands for the percentage of your outcomes and inputs (80 is your outcomes and 20 is your inputs). Unlike other diet styles, the 80/20 principle is no diet — it’s a lifestyle change that can lead to sustainable weight loss. When you practice 80/20, you have the space to go out socially and enjoy a meal (or a cocktail!) with friends, but most importantly, it makes the whole clean-living thing feel more motivated and friendly.
The rules are extremely simple and don’t be too concerned about the math: 80 percent of the time you focus on eating good-for-you foods, and 20 percent of the time you have the freedom to indulge as you please. If you eat three square meals a day, three of those meals every week are your 20 percent cheat meals; if you eat five small meals a day, then seven of those small meals are up for grabs.
“You can’t be 100 percent all of the time, but you can be80 percent of all the time.”- Jessica Alba
“Food is my friend, and consistency is the key. I believe that everything in moderation is best.” – Miranda Kerr