I know that I will be on this diet for six to nine months. As such, I thought it would be much easier if I allowed myself two days off each month. Yesterday was my birthday and a designated diet vacation! I indulged in Crispy Cream doughnuts, french fries, Mellow Mushroom pizza, birthday cake, and ice cream. Whatever nutrients I have been missing are hopefully replenished. I didn't "fall off the wagon". This was planned. Planning for days off, I think, is key to sticking with a diet for the long haul.