Brief history. Before i get flamed. I know how idiotic i have been in the past. I regret it and have done my best to ammend it. As a young naieve man i used amphetamines to cut, become dependent, got stuck in a cycle of addiction for about a year. Prior to that my diet was progressing and reacting well to simple calorie reduction. I felt fine in a calorie defecit... both low carb and moderate carb. However post drug addiction i have been having constant problems. When i detoxed i continually binged, never felt quite myself, and found it hard to distinguish boredom, depression, craving from genuine hunger. I wasn't and still am not quite in touch with my senses. I find it very hard to determine when i am genuinely hungry. I felt drived and compelled to eat sugar in its most refined and harmful form constantly during this initial detox period. Subsequent to this i started making an attempt to get a healthy diet plan together but the progress stopped there. I understand the basic concepts in regards to insulin sensitivity, caloric defecit, 7 rules when it comes to attempting to cut weight. However i just cant apply them with consistency. I can avoid the pizza, the fatty takeout, the fried chicken.... i cant however avoid binging on sugar. At times in the day im stable, content, and eating well. And then suddenly i crash. I feel lethargic, weak, irritable, light headed, and im drawn to eating sugar. Once i start i cant stop. I binge terribly. I can't explain it. I was never a fan of sweet food originaly, i still dont actually LIKE the taste. Ill fight to eat cleanly for 2-3 days... then the feeling like shit and overwhelming sugar craving will hit me and ill mindlessly binge on sugary snacks. Ill feel better afterwards... and then like complete shit. It's driving me nuts, and im constantly anxious about when this is going to happen which doesnt help. I've been to the doctor and routine tests at the local clinic show my fasting bloodsugar is not high and im not a diabetic. But im sure the huge constant sugar intake during months of straightening myself out set off some kind of imbalance that i have struggled with since . I've considered hypoglycemia also, but wouldn't my diet (an example at the bottom)... of small portions of lowgi carbs, protein, good fats and veges on a regular basis eliminate such symptoms. There are days where i feel good.. but there are always shaky periods especially after meals. Im so frustrated and tempted to try the atkins diet which my doctor has advised against strongly... his reasoning being if theres any problems with blood sugar and balance and extreme of any sort should be avoided. Any Thoughts are much appreciated. 9.00 am Oatmeal, Whey, Blueberries, Half a tablespoon almond butter. 12.00 Chicken Breast, Small portion brown rice, Steamed veges 3.00 1 whole egg/5 Egg White omelette, steamed veges, whole wheat tortilla. 6.00 Chicken Breast, small portion brown rice, steamed veges. 9.00 Cottage Cheese, Half a table spoon almond butter. Total Calorie intake About 2200 cal, Carb intake 110 g. Resistance training 3 x week, cardio 3 x week, lots of rest and sleep. I must note i often wake feeling hungry and unable to sleep at strange hours. I know im not in a large calorie defecit at all. Im between maintainence... few hundred calories below.... and extreme fat storing mode when i fuck up eating crap every 3-4 days.