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Why I Live by the 80/20 Rule!!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, diet blogger, and fashion blogger talks skinny tips and tricks.

Some of you have e-mailed about my diet.

And I don’t really diet.

The lifestyle I’ve adapted is called the 80/20 rule. I eat FN-ing amazing eighty percent of the time & the other twenty percent I treat myself.

Think of it like this: if I ate perfect 24/7, I’d be a real bore. If I ate like shit 100% of my life, I’d be an unhappy fatso. To be nice, sometimes you gotta be naughty. Ta da- the 80/20 rule.

Balance your diet like a bank account. If you’re eating pizza, add vegetables. If you’re drinking wine, eat a salad & protein. If you ate like crap one day, eat clean for the next two.

It’s not rocket science.

Victoria’s Secret model, Miranda Kerr said, “I adopt the 80/20 rule. 80% healthy and organic, 20% indulgent and that works for me and my body personally. I indulge occasionally and avoid counting calories.”

Her bod is insane. She maintains a realistic & relatable approach towards eating. I love.

My version of the 80/20 rule is simple. Eighty percent of the time I’ll fill up on fruits, vegetables, cold pressed juices, tea, hummus, beans, eggs, tofu, herbs, spices, water, tons of avocado, sashimi, quinoa, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, nuts, sandwiches wrapped in lettuce, &/or veggie sushi. I save my indulgences for key lime ice cream, wine, a slice of margarita pizza, a piece of sourdough toast, chips/salsa/guac with a margie poo, or some frozen gummy bears. But again, this happens only twenty percent ( sometimes less ) of the time. Being conscious of what you put in your mouth is muy importante.

At the end of day: it’s all about balance, balance, balance.