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    For those of you who follow the 80/20 rule, what do you do for your 20% and what do you consider 20%?

  • #2
    I consider my big morning mug of coffee my twenty percent. I just can't give it up!

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    • #3
      My waffles are in the 20% because I have tried many different recipes to see if I can move them into the 80% category with no luck. They are better as I use less whole wheat flour and more coconut flour, coconut milk, and I have ditched (a long time ago) the soy milk for whole milk.

      Bread, so long as it is not white. It has to weight a significant amount for me to even buy it, so chances are it is more dense than regular whole wheat bread that I used to buy.

      I sprinkle a bit of Kashi Go Lean Crunch on my nuts and berries once in a while, but I have also moved from soy to heavy cream.

      When I am out for dinner (restaurant or as a house guest) I generally sample the desert. Most 'deserts' I make at home are 80-100% paleo/primal.

      The chocolate is 70% dark, so I guess you can say that the other 30% is not fitting within the 80% rule.

      I guess that is it.

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      • #4
        Whatever seasoning steakhouses and burger shacks use; as much as I shouldn't, The rare bit of soy sauce; more chocolate than I should.
        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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        • #5
          - Too many Brussels sprouts, as they can up my carb % very quickly
          - My reliance on full-fat dairy to keep my fat % where I want it, hope to bring the consumption down when I reach maintenance
          - Beets, I love 'em, but haven't had any for a month
          - 85% chocolate if I have more than 2 squares per week
          - Store-bought mayo when I'm lazy and don't feel like making my own
          - Homemade coconut/heavy cream ice cream when I've already eaten enough through the day

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          • #6
            - Coffee. Black and strong, 1-2 mugs per day
            - Dairy: butter daily, goat cheese and heavy cream occasionally
            - Chocolate. I have 1-2 squares of 70+% almost every day (with coffee!)
            - Mayonnaise, though I go for organic and only have it maybe once a week
            - Flaxseed LC muffins, when I'm fed up with fried eggs for breakfast and too hungry to IF; on average, once a week

            I occasionally eat fruit (usually berries) and nuts, but I consider them part of the 80%.

            ETA: Just remembered wine. Red wine, that is, on average 1 unit per fortnight (i.e. 3 evenings of drinking a couple of glasses since I started Primal in January). I count that part of the 80% too!
            Last edited by Sherissima; 05-22-2010, 02:26 PM.

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            • #7
              Ah, I also eat butter almost every day, and sometimes full fat yogurt, if we're counting dairy. Mmmm butter.

              ETA: Also forgot red wine!! Only once a month at most, though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sherissima View Post
                - Coffee. Black and strong, 1-2 mugs per day
                - Dairy: butter daily, goat cheese and heavy cream occasionally
                - Chocolate. I have 1-2 squares of 70+% almost every day (with coffee!)
                - Mayonnaise, though I go for organic and only have it maybe once a week
                - Flaxseed LC muffins, when I'm fed up with fried eggs for breakfast and too hungry to IF; on average, once a week

                I occasionally eat fruit (usually berries) and nuts, but I consider them part of the 80%.

                ETA: Just remembered wine. Red wine, that is, on average 1 unit per fortnight (i.e. 3 evenings of drinking a couple of glasses since I started Primal in January). I count that part of the 80% too!
                Pretty similar here, though I eat a good bit of yogurt too (Greek yogurt and a local organic yogurt that's very low carb), and some cottage cheese too. Coconut flour pancakes once a week or so (that or the flax muffins are my breakfast 1-2x per week). Non-primal condiments in small amounts as well as the mayo, though I'm careful with the ingredients and carb count. Some processed turkey sausage just cuz I find it tasty and it's easy to keep in the freezer.

                I wouldn't count fruit/nuts as the 20% ... they might be for some ultra-purists on this board, but they're certainly positioned as part of the 80% in the actual book.

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                • #9
                  Ok non primal ingredients I use in tiny amounts once in a while:

                  soy sauce (my hubby hates the tamari I bought, sigh)
                  store bought mayo

                  My cheats?

                  Chocolate
                  nibbles of almost any grain free desert I come across (we eat out less than once a month so this is no big deal.)
                  BANANAS!!!
                  Peanut butter (usually with the banana!)
                  wine and gin and tonics with lime lime lime! lol
                  The more I see the less I know for sure.
                  -John Lennon

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                  • #10
                    Back when I was lifting I used to eat tons of white rice on Sundays to replenish glycogen, anabolic diet style. That is about it. Also a dark chocolate bar now and then.
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                    • #11
                      butter. i eat a giant wad of it every day.
                      cream cheese occasionally
                      sriracha
                      more than one cup of coffee a day
                      previously, store bought mayo. not anymore though.
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                      HANDS OFF MY BACON :: my primal journal

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                      • #12
                        Gotta be the red wine every so often, and and occasional beer for me.

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                        • #13
                          Booze.
                          Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

                          Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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                          • #14
                            I forgot the RARE dessert at a restaurant (1ce every 4-6 mo), Paleochip cookies, and the Caesar dressing in the fridge if I'm too lazy to make a vinaigrette.
                            Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
                            My Latest Journal

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                            • #15
                              Booze #1, most of the rest of the stuff you guys have listed I consider at least semi-primal such as Fage full fat yoghurt and berries. Since when is a little fruit a "cheat"? When I get food out at work, there will probably be industrial oils in at least some of it, though I'm getting better at finding good places. Also I drink too much coffee. More nuts than I should, especially pecans with 70% chocolate. Mmm.
                              What I have learned is not to "cheat" with breads at all in normal circumstances. I'll have a small cup of rice once in a while.
                              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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