Wow, I cannot believe I have been Intermittent Fasting for over a year now. Cannot think of a time when I have stuck to an eating habit for over a year. Yes, I was a vegetarian for 8 years, but that was easy and different in comparison.
I have decided I need to make some tweaks. For one, I'm not a big fan of low carb/paleo per se, however I definitely would like to consume as little wheat and sugar as possible. This has been a goal of mine for a while, but it never really sticks. I think instead of practicing zero tolerance for these foods, I can consciously avoid them, but keep a cheat day every week to eat pies and ice cream and pizza!
Next up, eating breakfast sometimes. On days following a 24 hr fast I see no problem in eating a nice breakfast. I think it helps me psychologically recover from some of the ill effects of fasting. Usually I practice a Leangains 16/8 window post 24hr fast. I had some trouble in the fall this year with sugar binging. I think chronically being in a fasted state the brain's lack of glucose starts to wreak havoc with willpower. I think upping eating frequency (but not necessarily calories) helps on the day after.
Alcohol, specifically red wine is my main vice. I have to work this year to reduce consumption. Not only are there a ton of useless calories in wine, BUT it also interferes with sleep, which throws metabolism out of whack, so... 2 glasses a day?
Lastly, a little bit of calorie restriction may be necessary. Not 40% reduction, but maybe 10-15%. Will have to work on that.