The first food experiments where breakfast oriented, feeling out which foods make you feel good and which ones don't. Basically, what I discovered was I can't handle carbs early in the morning in heavy doses. And oatmeal isn't my friend any more. Still love my eggs, which I knew and recognized from the get go. Can handle a few sweet potato fries with them and some Ezekial bread, although I've noticed bread texture makes me crave more.
I started looking back at other foods and possible triggers, foods which trigger cravings and/or binge eating. What I discovered was nuts and nut butters really trigger me into a binge, I can't seem to stay out of the suckers. I can have a full blown cheat night and not have an issue leaving a pack of oreos on the shelf until next time. However, when it comes to nuts or nut butter I can't seem to stay out of them without a serious struggle, thus, they have to come off the diet...completely.
I've also discovered three days of carbs makes my skin breakout, so, they have to go back once every three days.
My other little bit of research is when a woman creates a massive calorie deficit then he can lose her cycle, thus, I've added in pushing up my calories to try and let the body level out. My weight training has been reduced to 4 days a week, my running to 3 days, boxing at 5, and gymnastics 2 days.
I was going to run for another show, but am seriously thinking about an off season right now, getting 6 months to balance things out, learn my triggers, and learn how to manipulate and balance my body. If I can do it once I can do it again, keeping my body safe while we push my body fat down.
I'm also looking at a massive lifestyle change, but that's okay. I made some great big changes when I went to bodybuilding, I can make these ones also. Discipline is learned and, just like patience, is a practice.