Early college days, Years 1 + 2:
Typical SAD. Packed down gatorade, oatmeal, cereal, grains, low fat things. But never was a processed food kind of guy (the obvious chips, junk food, was a no no.)
~165 lbs. Not fat, but looked like I could shed some.
Super cardio machine. 10 hrs of heavy breakdancing spread out 5 hrs each day Tuesday and Thursdays.
College, Year 3:
Went vegetarian/pescatarian. Reasons: Wanted to lose weight, and get healthy. Apparently I thought meat was the problem. Lost weight, and muscle mass. Dancing suffered. Activity in general suffered.
~141 lbs. I thought I was sexy. But it was kinda really unhealthy, thinking back on it. Too skinny, no strength.
Cold all the time, ate yogurt,nuts and egg white omelets like there was no tomorrow. Occasional bread. To think of it, it was pretty paleo foodwise, just severe calorie restriction, not too much attention to food quality and hidden processed stuff, and 3-4 grain exposures per month. Ate like...10 meals a day, all 100-200 calories each.
College, Year 4:
Went Paleo, after dropping vegetarianism when traveling to the UK.
~152 lbs. Pretty lean. Last bit varies with sleep, stress, and exercise. Good body composition.
Body composition is easy to keep. Stronger, but still in beginning strength stages. Can't seem to get excited about much... Exercise sometimes tanks it. Lack explosive power in my movements...Still trying to hash that out, with much difficulty. Diet is pretty good all the time. No cravings, no desires to cheat. Just feeding well, 2 large meals per day, attention to food quality is a must.
Best body composition seems to occur with: high fat, mod protein, low carb, 2 meals a day, sorta IF schedule.
Seem to have lost my explosiveness, both in breakdance, and normal activity. Really kind of stoic...and when I dance, it's very calm and controlled. This is the only thing that worries me.