The Most Effective Habit To Lose Weight And Keep It Off Permanently

Akash Sehrawat

2 min read | Feb 11, 2017

“Resisting unhealthy/fast foods is like standing at the edge of the cliff and hoping gravity won’t pull you down.” ~Unknown


You can’t survive on boiled chicken or broccoli all the time. I tried eating clean 100 percent of the time for a short period, but unfortunately, I gave in, resulting in a massive binge for a few days!


After this, I decided to stick to 80/20 (sometimes 90/10 when I am cutting), and I strongly feel it’s the easiest and the most effective strategy to eat healthy in the long run.


This rule has literally changed my life, and it will change yours, too, if you start applying it diligently every day. But first, let’s quickly understand what it really means.


80/20 rule means that 80 percent of the time, you will eat super-healthy, only whole foods like pasture-raised eggs, whole cows milk, brown rice, beans, lentils, chicken breast, veggies, fruits etc., basic food items that don’t have an ingredient list!


And 20% of the time, you allow yourself to satisfy your cravings. Red wine, pizzas, and white bread are basically food items with an ingredient list.


Action Plan


Say your daily caloric consumption is roughly 2,000 calories. Applying the 80/20 rule, 20 percent of calories can come from unhealthy food items. So 20% of 2,000 will be 400 calories.


Here Is A Table To Illustrate This Habit Better



Add or subtract food items as per your liking. However, do ensure that you stick within the 10-20% range by checking out their caloric content and making a table similar to this.

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About Akash Sehrawat

Akash is a creator of 25+ programs and certificate courses in which more than 200,000 students have enrolled both on Udemy and Fabulous Body's native platform. Akash is also an author of three books that can be found on Amazon. His answers on Quora have gathered more than 12 million views in less than a year.


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