I think that’s what I’m searching for. I write a lot about what I call the 90-10 rule. Eat well 90 percent of the time, enjoy treats 10 percent of the time, and you’re likely to see success on the scale. I wholeheartedly believe that this is true, especially when combined with regular exercise.
This week, I want to prove that rule and, so far, I’m off to a good start! I went to Body Pump yesterday, will attend spinning tomorrow, and I plan to walk/run both Wed. and Thurs. That’s the workout schedule as of now.
Here’s a look at what I ate today, to get an idea of what I need to shoot for when I’m eating well.
2 egg muffins
1 English muffin
Jello sugar-free pudding cup
Weight Watchers meatloaf, 1/2 serving
Cheetos snack bag (a treat!)
Green beans w/ red bell pepper & almond slices
yogurt w/ raspberries
6 tortilla chips w/ salsa
1 tbsp. sour cream
chocolate graham crackers w/ Cool Whip
Right on target! Now, not all these are great food choices. I should’ve eaten more protein and less carbs today, and my dessert is pretty high in points. But, all in all, not a bad day! Eating right at my total points is exactly what I want to strive for. I think if I refrain from using any activity points and I use only some of my extra weekly points, then I’ll see some pounds fall off faster.
How do you try to balance eating well with the occasional treat? Do you like the 90-10 rule?