Compliant, non-compliant, compliant..... But I don't feel guilty except when I'm tackling a whole 30. Overall, effortless. Slow going for me, but I have a unique circumstance, where a plateau is a good thing. I am quite pleased, surprised at how easy it really is, and even when I'm not trying I make hugely better food choices. I give it 5/5 stars, and I've done every diet under the sun. Weight loss is fast for some and slow for others - but isn't that the norm? But the ease of this is amazing. Throw some oil, meat, and veg in a skillet - walk away or stir. Eat. Or, grab something from fruit bowl or veg drawer and EAT. That's even faster than a drive thru.
I don't follow recipes much except for ideas. I use what I have. And by asking around, I've found sources for things like "nearly" free range chickens (they get feed and foraging - but they belong to a friend and are thus not "industrial" chickens, and a source for raw milk - making my own yogurt - also EASY. Working up a cowpool (splitting a cow) to cut costs on that. Planning spring gardening - good exercise AND cheap food. Buy a little produce etc in season, on sale - organic if I can afford it. A few items that I wanted were hard to find, but Kroger really came through for me - and at a competitive price. Nuts - cheap at Aldi's. So the cost, although affordable at first if I was careful, is slowly getting cheap by just asking around, and the garden will cause a huge drop I expect.
I haven't undertaken exercise much, as I am unable to tolerate cold. Could have done more inside, but I didn't. Plan to adopt more of that soon.
I'm not an expert, but I am learning and growing through this. Good luck and ask any questions you like. Check out Rob Wolff, Mark Sisson and others for deeper details. Or join our chat - unfortunately it dropped off some recently so we've stayed on the February one.
Anyway, welcome, and hope you give it a try.