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    The vast majority of my meals are 100% primal. So my twenty goes toward the occasional meal out with friends or family where I don't feel like restricting my intake. For example, I went out for dim sum with friends a few weeks ago and wanted to try everything. Pretty much nothing was primal at the table, but I enjoyed it all, had a great time, and was 100% primal at the next meal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    yeah, 20% includes "ingredients over which i have no control br i'm not going to stress over" but does not include "I went out for pasta!"
    Exactly. The one little bite you take of somebody's home made masterpiece is not a big deal for the sake of not being a social douche. Not talking about a binge out.

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    A brownie made for me by way of a thank you by my 5 year old neighbour.

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    occasional non-primal food in social situations (i.e., eating at friend's house; don't want to make waves)

    frequent wine, occasional beer, and single matt scotch

    Dairy, if that counts in 20% rather than 80%

    Poor sleep (usually in bed for 8 hrs, but between advanced age of 52, a 2 yr old daughter who doesn't sleep well, and being a lifelong light sleeper, I don't feel like I get fully restful sleep, like, ever)

    Occasional run or ski in the chronic cardio mode (though now longer 4-5 days/week, just occasional, so maybe not much of a cheat)

    Insufficient fun.

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    i would also include -- a new restaurant with friends where you dont 'know the menu (and they chose the restaurant) or culinary tourism to be well within 20%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    or culinary tourism

    Funny! I've never heard that expression before but it describes so perfectly my use of 20% that I may need to steal it

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    My 20% is eating meals out and not stressing about flour in the sauce, or vegetable oil in the salad dressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordo View Post
    My 20% is eating meals out and not stressing about flour in the sauce, or vegetable oil in the salad dressing.
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    Good example. Especially if there are other people with you. It's one thing to ask politely if they will do a double veggies and hold the potato request for you. It's another thing to sit there and grill some hapless high school student server about the exact chemical content of the sauce and the salad dressing. While all your friends are wishing that you would just order already.

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    It used to be Splenda for my coffee, but I've weaned myself.

    Now it's 1-2 glasses of wine or beer a week.

    Every blue moon I'll have high quality pizza or sourdough bread at a restaurant.

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    Monthly sushi fix.
    Not worrying if there's a bit of sugar in any given sauce at Mongolian BBQ or at a Thai restaurant.
    Not freaking out about omega 6 oils if eating out with friends.
    Hummus (maybe 3x a year).
    Dolmas, or stuffed grape leaves, maybe once every other month.
    Store-bought ketchup (HFCS-free, tho!) and mayonnaise. ::: gasp! :::

    Culinary tourism, for sure. You are damned fo' sho' straight I am going to a patisserie when in Paris.

    Other than that, my food is pretty clean. I definitely do not have "cheat" days or "20%" days (unless in Paris).
    Last edited by TigerLily; 02-21-2011 at 06:47 PM.
    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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