When discussing the 80/20 Rule it is pretty simple:
Eat healthy foods 80% of the week, and eat unhealthy foods for the last 20%. Most people in the United States do the opposite. 20% unhealthy and 80% healthy. This is why obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancers have increased.
A healthy diet should contain the following:
- Sufficient amounts of proteins (meat, fish, and eggs)
- Carbohydrates (bread, starch, pasta, rice)
- Fruits and Vegetables (these contain great vitamins and produce fiber
- Fats (olive oil, nuts, seeds)
Drinking a lot of water is key too! It keeps you full and our body consists mostly of water so if we lose water we need to add it back into our system. There are plenty of diets out there that are good for you. If you like fast food, there is the “dash diet”. There are also plenty of guides for diabetes, high blood pressure and Gastrointestinal issues.
Good luck and happy eating!