The two other biggest negative factors which tempt me on a daily basis are excessive carb intake (ie, pizza or a bread/pasta meal), and eating a meal of substance in the late afternoon or evening.
All of which is to say, if I am carb-smart and eat a light or nominal dinner, and stay off the sugars, I can keep my weight down near the bottom of the range around my current set point. Other than that, weight control doesn't seem to depend too much on what I eat, only how much of it I eat. (Which is not to say I consider myself free to go on a heart-attack diet or anything — fats and oils and additives matter a lot for other reasons; fruits and vegetables likewise in the other direction.)
I am amazed at how much I continue to learn about this process, at my age.
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