Tuesday, December 21, 2010

80-20 Nutrition

I re-posted the following on my tumblr blog (www.cliffharvey.tumblr.com) a few days back:
“The American diet consists of 62% processed foods, 27% animal products, and 5% french fries and ketchup. That’s 94% of our diet, right there, leaving only 6% for fruits, vegetables and nuts.”
~ Dr. Fuhrman
Via one of my favourite Tumblrs veganlove

And it got me thinking about just how disgusting that is!

The reality is that we need not be perfect. 
In fact 'perfect' is the opposite of progress for the simple reason that it can't be achieved and it therefore drives dissatisfaction and unhappiness because if our sense of satisfaction is predicated in achieving 'perfection' (an impossible goal) we will never in fact be satisfied. 
However by simply doing 'most things right, most of the time' we can achieve extraordinary health results. 
The 80-20 rule could well provide at least some basis for good eating, just as it is so valuable for other things in life....and it would certainly make a vast improvement over the figures above if we were to eat well 80% of the time...

So my challenge to you: 
For the next week - in any given day - make at least 80% of what you eat  natural, whole and unprocessed food. This could be vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, berries, eggs, fish and meats when you eat, how much etc etc is up to you - simply stick to natural, whole and unprocessed food (preferably organic) 80% of the time....It's that simple...

Notice the change in how you feel and yes how you look! 
80% isn't so hard after all....


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