Guys? I’m exhausted. We’ve had a bit of a staffing issue at work and I’ve been picking up slack and running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I’m sitting here on the couch finally, working on this blog, and my eyes are struggling to stay open. I haven’t even finished my menu for the week! I hope you understand. I’ve got to have a catch up weekend on some work stuff, but I should be back in full force next week. Keep on truckin’! ❤
You may have heard of the 80/20 diet before, but maybe you don’t know how it works. The principle is simple:
Allow for 80% of your meals to be healthy food, and allow for 20% to come from less healthy food.
You CAN still lose weight following this rule. I’ll give you an example:
I hit my goal weight of 160 pounds in August 2014. Then, as I was trying to maintain, I put on weight as I added kettlebells to my routine. Despite gaining, I was slimming as I changed my body composition from fat to muscle. I gained almost 15 lbs of my weight back over the course of a year, without really getting bigger. (Strength training will do that!) This past summer I started experiencing hormonal binges: two or three days a month I would eat peanut butter or chocolate chips (or this month, Nutella) until I felt sick…
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