My sister started smoking in her early 20s. She thought it would help her lose weight. Knowingly or unknowingly, that decision opened the door for her lifelong battle with cigarette addiction. Years later, when she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she was still unable to conquer the powerful pull to smoke “just one more cigarette.”
- The 80/20 rule means eating healthily 80% of the time and being more flexible for the remaining 20%.
- Insider’s fitness and nutrition reporters have both followed the eating regimen for years.
- They mainly eat nutrient-dense whole foods but don’t exclude or stigmatize any foods.
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The 80/20 rule is more of a mindset than a diet. The eating style involves following a healthy routine 80% of the time and being flexible for the remaining 20%.
Insider fitness and nutrition reporters, Rachel Hosie and Gabby Landsverk, both incorporate the 80/20 principle in their own lives and