Barbara Berkeley has a great post over at Refuse to Regain about an interesting concept called the 27/9/3. She learned of this from a local politician her community consulted recently.
A 27/9/3 “a way of putting complex thoughts into short form.” The pol explained to them that:
you have about 27 seconds of their attention. In this time span, you’ve got to have 9 words that express 3 key concepts. Any more and you’ve lost them. And your 27/9/3 has to be standardized. Every member of the group has to have the same mantra.
Barbara then shared her 27/9/3 for weight maintenance:
- Primarian 95% [Primarian is Barbara’s label for essentially a paleo diet]
- No grains, minimal sugar.
- Exercise daily.
Okay, I’ll play! Here’s my 27/9/3 for achieving a healthy weight:
- Eat real food.
- Embrace physical activity.
- Practice slowing down.
Not perfect, but it’s a start!