• Joshua McDool

The 80/20 'Balanced' Diet

100% adherence is unrealistic for 99% of individuals.


You are not the 1% and you shouldn’t expect yourself to be.


This diagram shows what an 80/20 split looks like for someone who has 3 meals, 7 days per week.




Pizza, kebab, burger & fries and pancakes all included.


Obviously, portion sizing and variation would have to be considered…


A homemade, lower calorie pizza will be different to a dominos with added sides.


The difference between a small and large dominos will also be significant.


Calories on a stack of pancakes can be easily doubled depending on the topping/sauce smothered on top.


Although they can be included, this chart doesn’t show snacks or grazing through the day too.


Alcohol is a different story.


How would your week look if you were to create a similar diagram?


Where could you make the quickest, easiest and most sustainable adjustments?

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