I like how in intuitive eating, they stress that satisfaction is the key to everything. Less exercise means it's possible to eat to satisfaction. There was no off switch when I was overtraining. I could be painfully full and still want more. Tastier food choices means you achieve emotional satisfaction from a meal instead of just making your belly full with volume. It's been interesting. I've noticed that when eating something really rich and satisfying, like brussels sprouts with bacon, or a cheese quesadilla with sour cream and guacamole, I finish and I'm just DONE with food for hours, zero thoughts about it. But I could eat chicken breast and brown rice, or oatmeal and protein powder, every 2 hours all day long and never once feel full or satisfied and never stop thinking about food. I'm sure fat does something important to hunger hormones. Maybe cheese sings them a lullaby. 😄 Carbs too though, or probably the combination of carbs and fat, which I used to deliberately not eat together because the interwebz told me that I'd burst into diabesity forthwith.