I’m glad you’ve figured out what works best for you Tucker. I do agree that, for me, all of these things may be unnecessary, so I’m trying to figure out my own personal guidelines. So far, there don’t really seem to be any. I guess my main ones are to:
1.) Listen to my body, and not let my mind tell my body what to do (when it comes to eating, that is).
2.) Use common sense.
That about sums it up, I believe.