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:
- Hire a full-time cook for my household so that I could benefit fully from the Raw Food diet… or…
- 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!