I’ve offered up what clean eating means to me here but perhaps the one thing I’ve not talked about enough is I’m no purist. I live and die by the 80-20 rule.
That is, 80% of the time I eat awesome, whole unadulterated foods. 20% of the time there may be something rather more rebellious that makes its way into my diet.
I’m all about eating foods that make us as happy and healthy as possible. Ultimately ‘clean’ foods will keep us healthiest and by default, health equals happiness, right?
But I don’t deny myself a treat. I drink alcohol, I gladly order a dessert in a restaurant at the weekend, have cake on a special occasion and providing this occasional treat doesn’t compromise my health in any way, I don’t feel bad about it at all.
I’m mindful of balance, I know when I’ve had one treat too many and I tend to tweak what constitutes a ‘treat’ depending on my goals – sometimes it’s a roast potato, sometimes it’s a 99 (with a flake & red sauce, of course), sometimes it’s those crumpets. Other times, a week will go by without a single indulgence I’m more 100-0 than 80-20. I’m happy that way. I’ll never make a bikini model, I’ll fill out my size 12 not 10 skinny jeans and enjoy my regular portion of cheese. If the bread’s crusty, warm and home made, I’ll rarely say no.
What’s your go to for a treat?