I always hear people on this site say that you can eat non-primal stuff in moderation. However, I'm struggling with a guideline for how frequently one can deviate, and still be in good health, see good results, etc? I've been eating primal for about a month now, and have definitely seen some improvements. But, I've still found myself in a few situations where it was hard to avoid grains (work situations), and have indulged in desserts on a few occasions, as well as microbrews on a few other occasions. Furthermore, this week I am celebrating my anniversary, and have deviated more often than at any other time over the past month. For example, we went out for drinks and desserts two nights ago, sushi and drinks last night, and will be indulging in some microbrews and ice cream today and tomorrow (the other meals over this time frame have still been fairly primal, and I've even skipped some meals over the past few days). After this deviation for a few days, we're going back to eating much more primal (but that's another story). The thing is, I feel a little guilty about my eating habits for this week. I've already read Mark's 80/20 article, but he seems to be saying that deviating 20% of the time is still way too much. So any insights, opinions, guidelines, questions, and/or comments on the topic of moderation (and maybe even guilt) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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