Most diets are for short periods of 6 weeks 8 weeks or longer. If you’re maintaining a restrictive diet over a long period of time then you can be doing more damage than good to your metabolic system. The reality is that those restrictive diets are unsustainable, are you never going to eat a piece of chocolate again? No.. and is the cutting of those favourite foods going to cause you to crave them and then binge out? More than likely. The best diet you can learn to master is a balanced one with an 80/20 approach.. this means that 80% of the time you’re eating clean and nutritious whole foods and 20% of the time you can have that biscuit or go out for that nice family meal. Adopting this approach breaks that viscous cycle of binging and feelings of guilt that cause the massive cutbacks and restrictions.
So here's your challenge for this week, give the 80/20 a go this week and see if you feel a difference!