On the Paleo diet I did reasonably well. However, compliance wasn’t easy and I found myself towards the end of the 4-week period eating more and more stuff which just was not on plan. So I don’t think it’s been a fair trial for the diet (in pounds: put on 1, lost 1.5, lost 2.5, put on 4 – overall result, gained 1lb).
I didn’t mind it as a regime, but it did make it hard to be veggie. That said, as I’m going through a bit of a “chuck it in the fuckit bucket” phase at the moment, who cares?