The 80/20 Rule : Why It Doesn’t Work!

My palms were sweaty, my entire body was shaking and it took every ounce of my energy to choke back my tears.

This was the first time I had ever gotten pulled over by a policeman.

When the officer asked me why the heck I was such a wreck when all he asked for was my license and registration, I completely fell to pieces.

Between sobs and hyperventilation I squeaked out, “I hate breaking the rules!!!”

And it’s still true to this day, I hate breaking rules.

So when I was looking for answers to how I can be in control of my weight and food, I would follow every rule to a T.

One I followed regularly was the 80/20 rule where you eat well 80% of the time and allow yourself indulgences 20% of the time.

I followed this diligently. But started to see that this was NOT getting me anywhere.

I noticed I would feel really good when I was eating healthy but the indulgences would always leave me feeling heavy, bloated with sugar cravings.

I started to realize this 80/20 rule wasn’t helping me lose weight and I felt like I had to have *perfect* eating 24/7 to get where I wanted to be.

My heart felt heavy faced with the fact that I would have to basically give up dinners out with friends and never have a glass of wine ever again.

Not fun!

And I knew I’d never be able to stick with that and started to feel resentful that this stupid rule worked for other people but not me.

Does this resonate with you?

If so, I encourage you to watch this week’s J-ciniTV to receive even more clarity about why the 80/20 rule isn’t working for you and what to do instead.

Check it out here:

Once you’ve watched, add your comments below where I’d love to support you through this!

Oh, and if you’re wondering what happened with the cop…

While I am from New Jersey which is notoriously known for its reckless drivers. I was not in trouble, nor did I get a ticket. The officer even complimented my driving! LOL 🙂

Love, health and laughter,
Jessica

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