I know we have talked about 80/20 before. It makes the lifestyle easier to obtain. Now, there are differences between eating a healthy 80/20 and overdoing the 80/20. The "over doers" count their normal cheats as part of the 20 (desserts, alcohol, cheese, bread, etc). This is like saying, yes, I am living a healthy lifestyle......almost. The true 80/20 peeps will use their 20 for making healthy, alternative choices to paleo/non paleo things. I use the example of organic canned tomato sauce (healthy, not paleo), ezekiel bread (healthy alternative, not paleo), or eating too much nuts/fruits.
What i am saying is that it is a process. You may start using your 20 for cheats. Then filter in the healthy alternatives for the cheats. Once you have begun to use all of your 20 for healthy alternatives, it will make it that much easier to make smart decisions, turning that 20 into 15, the 15 into 10, and so on. So use your 20, but use it wisely! Keep up the great work and stay on track.