It sounds like you are a bit stressed and mentally regressing to the more is better thing.
Set points exist.
You aren't a dude.
You aren't a teen.
You're strong as heck and compressing the hell out of your future morbidity.
Something "different" would be taking a month off of everything "hard" and experimenting with food exclusively.
I'm sure it sounds cliché, but that darn "bullet proof coffee" concept really seemed to knock my effortless set-point down into the 190s, when it had been pretty stubborn around 200. Doesn't sound profound, but we're talking about mindless and effortless too. Not an acute phase of conscious "cutting". That extra 4 hours every day of not incurring any extra insulin and prolonging the essence of the nightly fast was definitely helpful.