The Sustainable Diet

There is nothing worse than starting a new health/diet plan and not being able to sustain it… Thus, the problem with most diets today.  After making the decision to get back on my health kick, I began to research the “supposed best” diet plans.  Weighing all of my options, I realized that many of the healthy/diet plans were too extreme for me.

I was most intrigued by the Raw Food diet because of its benefits but did not think that I could do it full-time.  I am a mother, a social butterfly, a lover of restaurants and tasty food and constantly on the go.  That said, here were my options:

  1. Hire a full-time cook for my household so that I could benefit fully from the Raw Food diet… or…
  2. Start the 80/20 Rule… I chose… drum roll please…

THE 80/20 RULE!

What is the 80/20 Rule?  It’s the only sustainable diet for me!  I want to be healthy!  I want to look as young as I can as long as I can!  I want to stay away from additives in my food!  I want to be as natural as possible!  I ALSO WANT TO KEEP DOING THINGS I LOVE TO DO WITHOUT FEELING STUCK!  Thus, the 80/20 Rule!

So here’s the deal: I eat Raw 80% of the time (some days it’s 100%).  The 20%, I leave for the occasional dinner outing or event with my kids.  Get this… I even eat cake at birthday parties!!!  Whoa!  Hey now, this diet may not be for everyone but the reality is, I live in REALITY!  I know what is going to work for me and what isn’t.  By having a diet/health plan that works for me, I am confident that I can continue this for life.  Below, I included a lovely raw food pyramid.  You can see many fantastic and tasty treats I can eat daily!

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