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80/20 Rule

What is the 80/20 rule?

The 80/20 rule refers to the ratio between diet and exercise in relationship to weight loss. Meaning that 80% of weight loss will come from your diet and 20% will come from exercise. 

Now like most things, this is really just a concept to help people better understand the importance of their diet and the role it plays when trying to lose weight. It’s not exact science though. If you missed our blog on the fundamentals of weight loss check out – No. 1 Rule of Weight Loss (

So with this rule there are some important things to consider and great takeaways that you can benefit from:

  1. For you to have successful weight loss you need to address both your Diet and Exercise – Both of these play their role and to be successful you want to be working on both.
  2. You can’t out exercise a poor diet – You might have heard this as a quote before but it stands true. Considering what takes you 1min to eat can take you an hour (or two) to burn off, trying to out exercise a poor diet is going to get you nowhere.
  3. Your diet plays a larger role than you may think – Most of you will underestimate the amount of food you eat (calories) and how much one single day of eating can throw your entire week out.
  4. It takes a lot more energy both physically and emotionally to make significant changes to your diet – So with that being said dedicating 80% of your time to improving it is justifiable and will only lead to great results. 

If you would like to know more about how to improve your diet and exercise so you can lose weight then we would love to speak with you.

Nathan Spring

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