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Monday, September 11, 2017

Food Is Not Your Enemy

Biggest thing to learn and really believe is that you don’t have to be perfect with your diet or exercise to lose weight. If you are eating healthy and clean MOST of the time, you will lose weight. It might not be as fast of a weight loss but, it will be a more lasting weight loss. This is where living the 80/20 rule comes in. Eat clean 80% of the time. Following the approved foods to a T but one meal a week you allow yourself to indulge more than you would. Maybe having a slice of cake, or pasta dinner with Alfredo sauce. 

Weight loss comes from the kitchen with the help of exercise to assist with fat burning in your body.

Ask yourself: Last time you were on a diet how did you feel when you “cheated” on the diet? 

This is why diets do not work. Because you feel like you are cheating when you eat something that isn't allowed. With the 80/20 lifestyle there is no cheating. 80% of the time you eat clean and healthy. 20% of the time you allow yourself a GUILT FREE treat or meal and still be able to reach your results. Wouldn’t that be nice to never cheat again? Make sure to plan out in your weekly meal plan your indulgent treat to look forward to it!

How to make 80/20 work in your life: 

CLICK HERE and request to join my FREE online community and you can PRINT this weekly meal plan calendar off to help you! 

Take time every week to plan your meals and even your indulgent meal. Put it on a calendar. Write that meal in big letters, or color so you can see, "on Thursday night I get to have PIZZA!" Do you think seeing that know that you have it planned will help you stay on track? 

Use that as your motivation to say "NO" to treats or temptations during the week. You have your meals planned. No need to indulge. 


Life happens. There might be a last minute work lunch that you have to go to. Or your kids after school activity went way later than expected. If you already have all your meals planned out for the week, you can just swap things around. Indulge tonight, but stick tonights dinner where you were planning on indulging. 


Pre cook most of your food so that it is already ready to go so that you don't have to work that hard to make clean eating happen. Biggest reason why we eat out is because it is fast! But if you already have your chicken pre-cook, you just have to heat it up and GO! Fast and healthier than eating out at McD for the 3rd time this week! 

READ THE GODDESS REVOLUTION! If you want to change how you think about food, your body and reclaim your life, check out this amazing, empowering book to help you do just that. I'm halfway through it. It's an easy read you guys. But it is helping to strengthen my mindset to get my butt in gear! 

How do you think living an 80/20 lifestyle will change how you think of dieting? 

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