The occasional cheat is not the end of the world. I have found it helps me immensely to give myself permission in advance to cheat. Because I've done that, it's so much easier to say to myself "But it can wait a while longer." And then have a controlled cheat instead of a major binge. And then not have to deal with guilt and so get right back to eating better. For me at least, those permissions have been a major part of my finally succeeding with weight loss. My scale and my clothes let me know when the occasional cheat is becoming too frequent.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford