Dieting with Pareto’s Principle

Scott Young wrote a great tip on applying Pareto’s Principle to your Diet.

Food – Record your eating habits for a week. Calculate up the calories of the different items of food. I’ve done this before and I’ve found it surprising how some treats contribute a high percentage of your calorie pie for no nutritional value, when other vices consumed in smaller portions take up only a sliver but still offer a tasty treat.
Source: Scott Young, Twenty unique ways to use the 80/20 rule

Just in case, Here is Wikipedia’s definition of Pareto’s Principle:

80% of the effects comes from 20% of the causes
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle

How do we apply Pareto’s Principle to our diet?

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