If you were to take a look at everything you eat in a week, 80% would be clean, nutrient-dense foods and the remaining 20%, the not-so-healthy treats we occasionally like to indulge in. So, what exactly is 20%? It's far less technical than it sounds and I promise it doesn't need a degree in mathematics or accounting to figure out. Simply take the number of meals and snack you eat in a day, times that by 7 to get your weekly intake and calculate 20% of that number – okay, that sounds a little technical but I swear it's super easy – for example, if you're on the Thermofit challenge and consuming 3 meals a day and opting for no snacks, that's 21 meals per week, so roughly 4 meals can be more treat-oriented.
I hope this has provided some clarity on what this mysterious formula is about and I promise, once you master this, you'll be well on your way to getting results, maintaining them and most importantly, enjoying the process.
One more piece of advice I'll leave you with: To really let go of the 'restrictive diet' mentality once and for all, start implementing this formula from the very beginning of your THERMOfit challenge or any new meal plan for weight loss, so by the end you're a bona fide expert.