I suspect no one can stay on any diet for a lifetime. A lifetime is a long time. Your author reached his target weight (200 lbs) a month or so ago and began adding this or that in an attempt to make life minimally bearable. He is now up to 208 lbs. So what to do?
We know one thing for sure: One cannot keep doing the same thing and expect different results. So we know, no matter how much we want to, that we can’t go back to the lifestyle we were maintaining when we started this journey. Somethings got to change. Here is what he is going to try: eating more fried brown rice. There are two things at play here: first is hunger, an ugly feeling; second is taste, a great feeling. I am operating on the hypothisis that I can’t be full of tasty food and keep my weight (and therefore bloodsugar) in control. So I am going to just eat more fried brown rice when I get hungry. Perhaps that will work. We will see. A bit of a trade-off, you might think, but perhaps not for this guy as he is so good at cooking and frying brown rice that it is quite tasty. I expect to make exceptions for Thanksgiving and Christmas days (2 days). But even then I plan to eat plenty of fried brown rice before meals, so I won’t be so hungry.
As mentioned, I will report occasionally on this plan.
Who has noticed a big, perhaps fatal, flaw in this plan? Bloodsugar. If you eat successive helpings of fried rice, your blood sugar is likely to go through the roof. The plan, at least while doing the “lose-weight” stuff posted elsewhere on this site, is to not eat carbs until your blood sugar has gone below 120, and preferably lower. I just had a helping of fried rice when my blood sugar was already 157. So I am, no doubt, doing damage. But what damage does being overweight do? We don’t get out of this life alive, it seems.
The gold test will be my fasting blood sugar tomorrow morning. Perhaps I should quit testing during the day?
Well, its now the next day (morning) Nov 17, 2019. I ate nothing but fried rice yesterday (except for raw tomatos and pickled halapenos). This morning I was a couple pounds down (205) and my blood sugar as 91. Perhaps I am on to something here. Would like to hear from others about this idea (eating organic brown rice fried in pig fat) almost exclusively to maintain weight and blood sugar control.