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My daughter did something similar, but she wasn't eating primal and was supplementing with protein powder a couple of times a day. One day a week she was allowed to eat anything she wanted, but she had to stick to the diet the other six. She did lose, but she also got tired of it.
"Cheating" on one's self is certainly CW mindset. Cheating on one's diet if one is eating 1200 cal/day to lose - omg I ate 1300! Now cheating on whom, Grok? If one eats an occasional non-primal food.
Cheating implies wrongdoing which implies guilt which means buying into the same old garbage about food we've been fed (pardon the pun) for the last 30 years.
If people had been eating predominantly wholesomely grown foods with the occasional snack or drive through meal, and if even non-processed food hadn't been corrupted by greed and ignorance, there'd be no need for paleo/primal/atkins/etc. The only reason we need these guidelines is that too many people started thinking that instant and over processed foods were okay for consumption on a regular basis.
Food is about many things. Nutrition, creativity, community, etc. Fanaticism and/or guilt over not towing the party line 100% has no place, imo, in the equation. It serves no positive purpose.
Even if eating non-paleo/primal one day per week, a person is 86/14. Sounds like a B+ to me; certainly not a fail.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine