Sound's like your brain may be deprived of too much glucose, especially if your not able to consume a sufficient number of calories in your overeating phase.
The research show's that natural feasters are able to overeat because they have low levels of two particular hormones, namely GLP-1 and PYY, they are what signals our brain to tell us were full. Since I've never liked eating massive meals (even after a day's fasting), I've came to the logical conclusion that I must have normal levels of these hormones. My brother on the other hand will fast all day and then polish of 3000+ calories in one sitting at night (btw, hes fat). Of course, super huge meals of 1000+ calories trigger's a heavy insulin response, this is why most reputable nutritionist recommend consuming smaller, more regular meals, with carb's coming from low glycemic sources such as beans, whole grains, fruits and vegatables etc. (Yes this contradicts what I've said in past posts, but I've turned a counter in this last few months:)
The number ONE factor in any fat loss program, is the maintenance of lean muscle tissue, the second most important thing is the fat loss itself, it's important to remember the order of these factors. In the first few weeks you'll more than likely lose mostly water, after that it will mostly come from fat.
To do this, make sure and...
- keep your workouts intense, but brief and infrequent
- Eat carbohydrate rich meals (Carb's are hydrated carbon atoms, remember, muscle is mostly water. Carbs also have a protein sparring effect) with ample amounts protein and fats.
- Drink your water ice cold to enhance fat burning.
- Take after dinner walks to enhance fat burning.
- Get plenty of sleep, extra sleep if possible.
- Avoid excessive cardio sessions.
I would strongly recommend you read exercise Dr Darden's book "the bodyfat breakthrough", Dr D has been conducting fat loss and muscle building research for over 4 decades, he was also a competitive natural bodybuilder for 10 years, so he know's were the strength athlete is coming from. His latest study had the biggest fat losses (with muscle retention and gain) ever recorded, (several of the participants were vegans or vegetarians), brilliant book. Unlike Hofmekler and many others like him (paleo and fad diet promoters), Darden is actually qualified to dispense nutritional advise:)
Ultimately, you need to ask yourself the question, is warrior diet way of eating something you can sustain longterm? OR is it better to stick with the basic eating plan that is better suited to your physiology and lifestyle, and thus, something you can stick with long term.
Hope this helps