I'm not sure if it works for me. I like that I don't have to feel like I've screwed up if I eat a scoop of ice cream, in the past I would have beaten myself up, told myself I'd fallen off the wagon, and kept on eating badly. With the PB, if I eat something non-Primal, it helps me to know that that was my 20%, and that I am still compliant, I don't beat myself up and I get back on the plan. The problem is that after about 3-4 months eating Primal and doing really well, I find myself making more allowances- eating more fruit, larger servings of dark chocolate, more almond butter, a few spoonfuls of my kids' fruit smoothies, and it's all adding up. I'm having trouble reining it in, and I think that if I hadn't started letting my diet slide knowing that I was still in the 20%, if I had stuck strictly to the eating plan, I wouldn't be battling my sweet cravings again, which I had beaten for 8-10 weeks. What has your experience been, do you ignore the 80% rule, or is it what keeps you sticking to the PB?
No announcement yet.
Does the 80% rule help or hurt?