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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%?
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    I consider my big morning mug of coffee my twenty percent. I just can't give it up!

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    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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    Whatever seasoning steakhouses and burger shacks use; as much as I shouldn't, The rare bit of soy sauce; more chocolate than I should.

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    - 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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    - 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!
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    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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    Quote 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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    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

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    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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