DH, thank you so much for all that info! It's really cool of you to take the time to write it all out. It actually sounds very similar to "The fast metabolism diet" which I was going to try once I got back from vacation. But yours sounds a little easier, and I second Diene's suggestion that you start a thread on it (I know there's already one but a fresh start might be good). I'll be the first on the bandwagon!
Leida, I think this should be called "The burn out thread" <3 I know how you feel: defeated. I'm just so exhausted by this dieting thing that changing anything feels like a huge amount of work. Saying that, I have just given up rice, as I know it bloats me.
Do you mind me asking - how long have you been dieting for? It was 13 years for me (with an ED on the side). Not surprising it eventually took its toll.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat