We all know or have at least heard about the 80/20 rule. It states that 20 percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results.
Well, in health and nutrition we can also apply the 80/20 rule, but a little differently.
We should focus on controlling 80% of our calorie consumption on wholesome, nutrient-rich foods while saving 20% for indulgence.
But why? The answer is simple: as humans we need indulgence to stay sane. This is how the concept of flexible dieting was born.
Flexible dieting allows you to setup a plan that focuses on changing your eating habits and lifestyle for long-term sustained success, unlike fad, quick-fix diets that focus on short-term gains.
Macro Snacks was built on the foundation of flexible dieting. For weight loss, burning more calories (energy) than we consume and focusing on macronutrient ratios that will help hit weight and fitness goals. Let’s break it down:
- 100% of your intake throughout the week should match your calorie and macronutrient goals
- 80% of the 100% focuses on calorie intake of lean proteins, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats in line with your macronutrient ratio goals.
- 20% of the 100% allows to indulge in “guilty pleasure” foods while still maintaining your overall calorie and macronutrient ratio goals.
Fad diets are complicated and normally exclude foods we actually like to eat. If you count calories and focus on your macronutrient ratios, you can have a guilt-free indulgent meal and still stay on track.
Balance is better and also important if you want long-term success. Stop punishing yourself by restricting foods you love. Join the lifestyle and get your macro on, guys!
The best part about Macro Snacks is that they fit into either the 80 or 20 categories. They are nutrient-rich to satisfy the calorie and macronutrient goals of your 80%, but also indulgent enough to work for your 20%. It’s like having your cake and eating it too!
I guess you can say Macro Snacks are the 100 Rule. Stay balanced, friends!