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    I usually have one 'cheat meal' on a saturday something like a cheesburger with sweet potato wedges.

    Some things I occasionally have are;

    Stevia
    Honey
    Seasonings
    Organic Milk in tea once a day (I am british so its the law)
    Cheese

    Maybe once a month I have a meal and a few drinks with friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    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.
    +1 The best way to turn people off to going Primal is to be obnoxious in public. No matter how much better you look or feel, if you put a damper on everyone's good time, you make going Primal look bad.

    I agree with those who have said that not planning for the 20% and leaving it for unexpected pleasures or, if necessary, disasters, keeps me much more likely to stay close to the ideal.
    Everything I eat has been proved by some doctor or other to be a deadly poison, and everything I don't eat has been proved to be indispensable for life. But I go marching on. ~George Bernard Shaw

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    Wine and Chocolate.

    I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the Food.
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    My 20%

    - pears
    - 1-2 glasses of red wine a week
    - salad dressing at a restaurant
    - embedded condiments (sauce etc) on paleo foods that I order in a restaurant
    - butter on veggies
    ad astra per aspera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit Rivers View Post
    A brownie made for me by way of a thank you by my 5 year old neighbour.
    Well worth the 20%, how sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Pinot noir and dark chocolate once or twice a week. Otherwise I think of the 20% as being for the things you can't control like the yummy peanut sauce on the Vietnamese food a friend just graciously prepared for you. A little bit of that is not going to hurt you and stressing about it won't help either.
    This, and cheese for me. It's sort of borderline primal so I eat it sparingly, as a garnish or to jazz something up. Not as a snack or main part of the meal anymore! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerLily View Post
    Culinary tourism, for sure. You are damned fo' sho' straight I am going to a patisserie when in Paris.
    Be sure to try a chocolate croissant, mmm. I really wanted to try macarons when I went to paris, but I never got the chance.

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    My 20% is cheese, dark choc, and occasional wine (1-2 glasses per month)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enamel View Post
    Be sure to try a chocolate croissant, mmm. I really wanted to try macarons when I went to paris, but I never got the chance.
    I am going to Paris in April for 4 days and will have to be very careful not to overindulge in patisseries. My fave - something called a divorce (or a fiancee). Eclair that is half coffee creme patissiere and half chocolate creme patissiere, with appropriate 50/50 icing on top. OMG!

    Trouble is - I can't just have one cake. I would start intending to have 1 (justifying it as 20%) but end up hoovering up half the cakes in Paris (and that my friends is a LOT of cake).

    I have til April to work on my ability to not NEED cake and to come up with an appropriate survival plan.

    BTW - macarons - also too good to be true!

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    Probably more like a 10% but I eat a little bit of ice cream every now and then, and various coffee drinks although I generally get them unsweetened or with very little sweetener now

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