4 or 5 ish,6 months.Fell off the wagon hard the last two weeks(vacation, lot of bar trips,easter candy,too many Mexican restaurants with big chip baskets and slow service).Slowly getting back to normal after realizing how crappy I feel.
I love eating paleo and the lifestyle of it, but living in a frat house I tend to lack willpower to eat paleo all the time..but it's usually beer or cookies that gets me. But I'm fine with that - until I'm able to completely sustain myself on my own and actually have uber amounts of money, I'm going to remain at a 4.
I did a full 30 days of strict paleo -- no grains, sugar, dairy, nothing. The end of that fell right around the start of my crew season, and I added dairy in (for the easy calories and convenience) without problems. I follow the model outlined in Loren Cordain's Paleo for Athletes, and my cheats all fall in the "post-training" window where I have a bit more leeway in what I eat; still, these are small (a scoop of ice cream or a cookie) and infrequent. I was following a paleo-ish diet before I switched, minimizing carbs but not excluding grains; since I've switched I find myself aiming for higher carb and moderate protein and fat to keep up with my training.
I'm just getting started both with the diet and here on Paleohacks.
Months: .5 (two weeks today, actually)
Strict: 4 or 5, depending on classification of drinking.
I'm a home brewer and have suspended the hobby for the moment. I've done a few GF beers, but I'm mostly sticking to clear spirits (I love my Martinis!) and wine for the relaxing drink or three after work.