Cheryl Pattyn
Cheryl Pattyn

One Quick Secret

When it comes to nutrition plans for clients and people in general,  there’s one thing that most people have a hard time with, it’s compliance.

For some reason, most of us get stuck living in an all or nothing kind of state.

Now, I have to admit that I’ve been known to talk “black or white” way of eating, however in certain cases its needed.

When it comes to nutrition, depending on your goals, the little secret that I suggest is that you set yourself free by following either a 80/20 or 90/10 rule.

Meaning you’re 100% compliant with your program 80-90% of the time and you can enjoy some little pleasures without going crazy 10-20% of the time.

Now if you are an elite athlete preparing for a big competition you might need to tighten this up closer to 95/5 or even 100%. Especially if money is on the line!

But if you’re not a professional athlete and you’re after optimal health benefits or improved body composition you can still have incredible results by following a 90/10 rule AND you won’t drive yourself crazy!

Most people get caught up in an all or nothing idea that they are either completely “succeeding” by following their plan 100% or completely “failing” if they happen to stray from the plan here and there.

Plus, when you accept that you are still succeeding by following your plan to a T at least 80% of the time, you take so much pressure off yourself and the less stress you have the easier it will be for your body to respond the way you want it to!

The little secret is to stick to your plan as close as possible and give yourself a break if you stray off a little bit here and there.

It’s not the end of the world, just make sure that the next meal you have is on point and you will be just fine.

Trust me 🙂

If you need help with sticking to your nutrition, feel free to contact me for accountability and or designing a meal plan just for you.

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