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  1. Ashley

    Hey Lauryn! Would you consider yourself a vegetarian?

  2. Jessica Fay

    Amen to that! I feel and eat the exact same way! I never called it that, hadn’t really thought about it..but that is the perfect description!
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  3. Liz

    Thanks for sharing! I try and live by this as well. Would you consider your frozen greek fro yo bites as an “80″ or a “20″?

  4. Alexa

    Ugh, totally fabulous <3 So much love for this

  5. Amelia

    Haha I wish my indulgent foods were as healthy as a slice of sourdough bread or chips & guac. 80% of the time I eat nuts, veggies, salmon, you get it the idea. The other 20% of the time it’s more like froyo, acai bowls, and a ton of brie and mimolette on a baguette. It’s redic. It probably cancels out all of the good I do.

  6. elle @ wishingoodluck

    Haha I love this – I do something similar although almost all of my 20% goes to wine!
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  7. Becky Hillyard

    Great post!! Very nicely put. That’s one thing some people don’t get that eating healthy isn’t 24/7, we still do indulge, just not all the time. :)
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  8. Sofie

    I know I’m gonna sound a bit retarded (sorry for the choice of word) but the 20%… would that equal to like one say a week or a snack a day? My head hasn’t been working lately I think it’s a thyroid problem causing brain fog, so I need things very simply put for me haha :)
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  9. Sarah

    This is great!! I eat so healthy and clean, except I have the worst sweet tooth. Do you think it would be a good balance (and not put on the lbs) to have a sweet every 4 days? Does that follow the 80/20 rule?

  10. De @ Cooking for the Other Half

    This is such a great post! I was actually just talking with another friend about this very topic– it’s not about “dieting” (which sounds so temporary), it’s about a lifestyle and daily choices.
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  11. Food Wine Fashion

    I recently adopted the same rule within the last month and have lost 8 pounds virtually doing nothing – not increasing exercise or reducing food intake. The best part is as wine professional and foodie I can still drink all I need for work and enjoy the foods I want.

  12. Danielle @ Truffles n’ Treadmills

    I 100% agree with you! And frozen gummy bears sound amazing
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  13. Arantha

    Love it. So true, you do have to give yourself a bit of indulging, otherwise you will be bitchy and boriing and hard to take anywhere…lol. Love that pic of you…so pretty! :)

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  14. Anna @ Tough Lipstick

    Totally agree with you girl! It really all does come down to balance and allowing for the small joys in life. Take care of your body, indulge every now and then, and live joyfully. Keep at it!
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  15. Heather

    I found that at a certain point, I stopped craving junk food (processed stuff) because you get so used to eating whole, healthy foods. Now, when I crave something sweet it’s almost always organic peanut butter and dark chocolate!
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  16. Heather

    Totally agree and lately I have fallen off the bandwagon. Thanks for the reminder!

  17. Pritha

    This could not have come at a better time. I totally fell off the eating-well “diet” today due to a few dumb choices but instead of being mad at myself for it- i’m going to remember that i ate really well all this week and will be diligent esp about the next two days (and longer)…

  18. cortne

    I agree Lauryn! I also think it’s the same concept for diet (I use that word loosely) and excerise. It’s 80% what you eat and 20% excerise.

  19. Brittany

    love love love this post! i had never heard it phrased that way, but i think that is definitely the way i like to eat as well! work hard/play hard. be good an healthy during the week and then indulge a little on saturday night/sunday brunch. by the time Monday rolls around i am looking forward to the healthy stuff as much as i was looking forward to the sweet/fattening/salty stuff i was craving on saturday night!
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