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  • #31
    -Alcohol (more than I should, lately, but hey it's my last semester of my senior year of college)
    -Eating at a restaurant when I visit my mom (about once every two months). I tend towards primal dishes but don't beat myself up over a single piece of bread or tortilla, and acknowledge that a lot of the sauces and whatnot have added sugar
    -Coconut flour pancakes/muffins/etc about 3-4 times per month
    -Corn chips about once a month with guacamole and bean dip
    Subduction leads to orogeny

    My blog that I don't update as often as I should: http://primalclimber.blogspot.com/

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    • #32
      For the last few months I've been 100% while healing from an injury. I have to say, I don't miss anything in the 20%. I'm sure that once I'm back to vibrant health I'll enjoy a glass of wine here or there, but nothing more.

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      • #33
        My 20% is trying to eat paleo when we go out to a restaurant. I know the meat most likely won't be grass fed and cooked in the proper oils under the proper temperatures. Other than that I try to stick to paleo 100% of the time.
        "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

        People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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        • #34
          red wine. a few glasses a week is all. I used to drink red wine daily

          Any sugar, bread or pasta for me and I will have a hangover for 2 days minimal and it just isn't worth it anymore.

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          • #35
            wine (or the odd vodka soda)
            butter/ghee
            rarely, cheese
            grain-fed meats
            mayo
            whatever veg oils end up in restuarant-prepared food

            I cheat on my fats and meats because the world is not paleo; I am orthodox about starch because its super easy to avoid, so I never have a potato or grain. (Although, if you eat out, I think you have to accept that at some point, there is unknown sugar sneaking into your food.)

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            • #36
              Originally posted by zoebird View Post
              i include chocolate as primal (the dark stuff), but my 20% consists of chai lattes, ice cream (in cones), and the occasional piece of cake and/or primal cupcake. in Feb, i've had more of this than in any other month since going primal, but i'm doing ok. it is not something that i consume regularly, honestly. if we get ice cream once a month, that's frequent. i might get a chai twice a month. cake is very rare indeed -- a few times a year maybe?

              so, yeah. that's my 20%. i'm going to be cutting out chais (i'm finding them unsatisfying). i'll leave in the occasional cake and/or ice cream.
              zoebird - i used to live on chai lattes, but when i started to wean myself off them i found that a chai tea (made with tea leaves) with a splash of milk and honey was just as satisfying. Now, i tend to just drink the chai tea black, but when i feel like a nice treat, the milk and honey make it feel so decadent!

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              • #37
                DH and i were just saying today how our home made stuff is *just* so much more satisfying.

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                • #38
                  My 20 is pretty big, I eat out twice a month, the restaurant tells me they cook with butter and I always order cod so it should be primal but I'm not sure. Pints of ice cream (1-2 a month) and at parties when it seems unpolite to not taste something. Oh and greek yogurt and (raw grassfed) cheese multiple times a week if that counts as 20. No bad results so far
                  well then

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                  • #39
                    My 20% is probably more like 30% because at the moment, I am still in that phase where you discover every day that something or other has HFCS, or bad fats, or you haven't found it non-CAFO yet, or you just still have something non-Primal in the pantry (we have a big pantry) and decided to use it instead of getting rid of it, that kind of thing. I also still eat some dairy.

                    So, I can't really call them cheats yet. I am aiming for 100% compliance at home, but I am not going to beat myself up. Whatever I have gotten rid of here already hasn't snuck back in, and I am still replacing stuff, so I figure that after a while, I will have a 100% home.

                    Outside - depends. I won't be ordering pasta or bread, but my scallops came with a peanut sauce the other night on the first big going-out date with Mr. Crabbcakes in a very long time, and I enjoyed it - washed down with a French Kiss martini. If I have to wait for the next big going-out date as long as I had to wait for this one, I will be doing very well indeed. Other than that, my official "I called it a cheat" will most likely be alcohol. I don't drink much, but when I do, I intend to enjoy it.

                    As time goes on, my desire to "cheat", and any cravings for the bad stuff, are diminishing as my taste buds are re-educated.
                    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                    • #40
                      staying up too late; working too much; not enough fun/play; and cakes/cookies 1-2x per month.

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                      • #41
                        Mine comes in to meet a price point, for example I had, when out for a day, an organic, gluten, sugar and dairy free chorizo sausage for my lunch, it was awsome, but cost 5, normally I eat chorizo in an omlette or just cold once a week or so for lunch, it costs 1.49 from aldi, it's 95% pork, pork fat and spices, but there is some dextrose in there, which seems to be added into everything processed in the UK like HFCS is in the US. I can't afford 5 chorizo every week, so I figue these small amounts of non perfect ingredients, non organic veggies and meat (UK beef is mostly grass/silage fed, but chickens and pig not so good) are my 20%
                        Note: I consider diary to be primal, along with small amounts of very dark chocolate, I don't really have anything else I would want to eat regular as part of a 20%.
                        You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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                        • #42
                          A small amount of dark choc daily, occasional potato, occasional cornflakes (love them still). never wheat cos it gives me a shocking headache.

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                          • #43
                            All meals I make myself are primal, very rarely do I make something that's not. My 20% always goes to socialising - a gin & tonic or a piece of pizza or a cupcake or something. Lucky I don't socialise much ahhahah
                            Current weight lost: 82.9lb (37.6kg)

                            Current PRs:
                            Bench: 45kg/99lb
                            Squat: 100kg/220lb
                            Deadlift: 120kg/265lb

                            My blog
                            My journal

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                            • #44
                              oatmeal/quinoa...
                              "The problem with quoting someone on the Internet is, you never know if it's legit" - Abraham Lincoln

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                              • #45
                                I consider scotch to be primal and no one can convince me otherwise.
                                I've got of one them journal thingies. One Night At McCool's

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