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The 80/20 Diet

Eat healthy six days per week and enjoy some indulgence.

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The 80/20 Diet is a book written by Teresa Cutter that offers a combination of diet and exercise advice to help with weight loss. The principles in this book can be maintained for a lifetime and is something that is easy to do. The basic composition of this of this diet is that you eat well 80 percent and have some more indulgent foods 20 percent of the time. The 80/20 Diet includes over 130 recipes that are great for those that love delicious food. Author Teresa Cutter is an Australian chef, nutritionist and personal trainer. She has used her extensive knowledge to create this program and develop healthy recipes for weight loss. Cutter also has a web site called The Healthy Chef where she shares her expertise and lots of healthy recipes. The 80/20 Diet shows that you can get healthy with some flexibility and without feeling deprived.

PRO
  • Offers flexibility
  • Includes healthy recipes for those that love food
  • Written by a health and fitness expert
  • Simple plan to follow
  • Focuses on elements that can be maintained for a lifetime
  • Both diet and exercise information is included
  • Constant reminder that the 20 percent is not a binge
CON
  • None to speak of
DIET and NUTRITION

The 80/20 Diet offers a great deal of advice when it comes to eating. The entire program centers on eating healthy 80 percent of the time with 20 of your diet including more of the things you want to indulge in. That breaks down to six days per week, put good and healthy foods into your body. Then you have one day per week for your favorite cravings, but still in moderation. It’s important to make your 20 percent once per week, and not 20 percent each day. The book includes over 130 different recipes created by the author and designed for those that love good food. The recipes focus on taking in the right kind of carbohydrates at the right time of day. Some of the things you will learn in this book will are how to stock your kitchen, nutrition basics, tips on eating out and some meal plans to get you started.

One of the key pieces of advice that Cutter gives in this book is buy fresh, keep it simple and make it yourself. The recipes offered in the book are divided into the categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts and sweet treats. Some of the recipes you will find in this book include things like:

  • Banana Bread
  • Brownies
  • Satay Chicken
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Chunky Vegetable Soup
  • Egg White and Greens Frittata
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Fish in a Bag
  • Salmon Burgers

There are three keys to The 80/20 Diet. The first key is food and the second key is crucial exercise. The third key is rest and relaxation. All of the recipes in this book are low in saturated fat, salt and refined sugar. The foods you eat are prepared in a simple way that helps them maintain most of their precious nutrients.

EXERCISE

The 80/20 Diet calls out exercise as a crucial element to having success. The book recommends 60 minutes of moderate exercise five to six days per week. Exercising regularly will help you lose weight, boost your metabolism, strengthen your body and strengthen your immune system. There are some exercise routines included in the book that can be done at home or at the gym.

CONCLUSION

The 80/20 Diet offers a very doable plan for those wanting to lose weight and those that want to incorporate more healthy habits. This is a style of eating and exercising that can definitely be maintained for a lifetime. The thought of being able to eat some of your favorite foods in moderation one day per week can help you stay on track the other six days. Incorporating plenty of exercise along with the delicious recipes in this book can have you well on your way to being healthy for life.

Common Misspellings

80-20 diet, the 80/20 deit, the 80/20 plan, the 20/80 diet


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