7- Stick to the 80/20 rule
If all of the above sounds like a mountain of effort, remember that it’s not essential to be perfect all the time. The key is moderation.
Dr. Lau sticks to the 80/20 rule: if you adopt healthy habits 80% of the time, you can slack off the other 20% (but in moderation – one particularly unbalanced meal can ruin a week’s worth of effort). “If you’ve been resisting well all week, allow yourself a drink of wine at the end of the week. It’s high in calories, but it’s a treat you can indulge in from time to time.”
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