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In order to maintain my weight loss I go by the 80/20 rule. I eat healthy 80% of the time and allow myself to indulge 20% of the time. This keeps me on an even keel and allows me to have some of my favorite treats so I don't feel deprived and start binging. It has worked well for me for almost a year now!

- Submitted by DMP3107 12/9/2010 in Weight Maintenance | 10 Comments
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CONNIELYNN11 7/14/2011 8:45:00 PM

    ME TOOOOOOOOO!!! IT'S BETTER THEN GIVING UP FROM DEPRIVING OURSELVES. BESIDES LIFES TO SHORT!! GOD BLESS ALL! LUV & HUGS YOUR SPARK FRIEND CONNIE emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
DARINGR8LY 12/9/2010 3:24:00 PM

    I love it. A realistic and enjoyable way to live.
SHANNIBUGSLIM 3/14/2011 9:23:00 PM

    Thanks, this is a great idea. I'm doing this now as I lose the weight I want to lose, and I'm still successful. I try to exercise at least twice a day and I pay clost attention to the foods I eat. Tracking my foods really helps me stay on track. Thanks SparkPeople!
GOANNA2 12/31/2010 8:55:00 PM

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HUEY15 12/21/2010 3:53:00 AM

    Awesome-being realistic and realizing we hae to live life is the key.
MCCALI59 12/13/2010 5:19:00 AM

    Make a lot of sense to me. emoticon
HELENA260 12/11/2010 3:20:00 PM

    Do what works for you but I must agree with you!! If you don't allow yourself some indulgences you will feel deprived and will less stay on your plan!! emoticon
MRSGEDDES 12/9/2010 6:06:00 PM

    I work on a plan of 1888 calories for 3 days then 2200 one day then 3 days of 1888. On the 2200 calorie day I eat my Little Debbie Cake and I don't feel guilty about it. This is allow me to consistently lose weight over time. Since 2006 I have lost 15lbs a year which doesn't sound like a whole lot but all I did was a few diet changes. I wanted something I could live with and enjoy not something I feel miserable doing and hated. This is a awesome idea!!
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1DIANEZA 12/9/2010 3:57:00 PM

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 12/9/2010 3:41:00 PM

    This works well for me also. Not only helps me make healthy choices most of the time, but eases the guilt when I don't. After all, it is a lifestyle.

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