Listen to your body, if what youíre doing makes you feel better keep it up.....little adjustments along the way.
I don't get into fad diets, I think they are too restrictive and dogmatic. I think I have the diet that works for me. Salad and vegetables every day. Protein is mostly fish with some bison and chicken thrown in. Zero fast food, nearly zero processed food. Oatmeal or whole grain cereal for breakfast with fruit and soy milk.
I have coffee to get up and go every morning but only in the morning.
I do still drink but I limit it to two glasses of wine with dinner.
Seems to work for me, my weight is low and stable and I am still very active climbing, hiking and pack rafting at 75.
Oh, and zero drugs and cigarettes.
A high protein diet with natural sugars and low carbs seems to be working for me
Stay with it because it works for you!
We all have different genetic makeup and gut flora. What works for me may not work for you.
That said, if I were you, I would try to eliminate sugar completely, add fish and veggies to your diet.
I canít eat gluten or dairy, which for me create an opposite problem. I canít gain weight. A year ago I wanted to gain weight before my Karakoram trip, so I added a lot of fat (and beer) to my diet. No luck! So, eventually I cut down my fat intake. Also, processed food make me ill. But, again, itís just my personal experience.