When it comes to changing our eating habits, guys usually have the same problem. We cut out the best-tasting stuff (think pizza, fries and beer), and then a craving hits us like a 300-pound linebacker. It’s almost as if we want what we can’t have…
Wondering how stop food cravings? Thankfully, we’ve got a simple fix: The 80/20 Rule. This golden rule says you eat healthy, nutritious foods 80% of the time, and allow yourself to eat whatever you want the other 20% of the time. Not bad, right?
To help you stick to this ratio, it’s best to plan out your week and pick your “anything” days with a bit of quick math. You’ve got 21 meals a week (3 meals x 7 days), so that gives you four meals each week to chow down on whatever you want. Choose wisely!
Remember: Everything in moderation. You don’t want to eat a full day of carbs in one meal, but since you’ve earned it you might as well enjoy it!
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Daniel Palmer is a communications professional and former journalist. Born in Newfoundland and raised in British Columbia, Daniel considers himself an elastic Canadian with a West Coast bias. Nature is usually the cure for what ails him. Daniel is based in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.