I’m going to kick your dog. Hard.
You can call me the Paleo police or a bad person or whatever you want.
But this needs to be said, because I hear SO many people tell me that they’re 80/20 Paleo. And it’s a recipe for disaster.
80/20 Paleo is Completely Backwards
The term “80/20″ originated (at least popularly) with a guy named Vilfredo Pareto, who noticed that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. He went on to develop a general principle that 80% of the effects you get come from 20% of the actions/causes.
For instance, in business, 20% of your clients often account for 80% of your business.
Let’s think about this in the case of diet, nutrition, and Paleo.
What you’re trying to get is 80% of the results. You want to feel 80% as good as you would if you were 100% strict.