Coconut oil might be just the thing to bail you out of your catch-22. Not AFTER you spike, of course, but add it to your diet by swapping out the carbs (or excess protein) that are causing your trouble. And it's another of those nifty things that helps with weight loss. Three tbsp. would add 350 calories to your daily diet, but I don't even measure it - I just cook everything in it & prob'ly get more than three tbsp per day by making gravy with pan drippings, etc. I'm sure you won't be sorry for trying it!