nbogosian, I agree. I think overeating is a bad idea personally, with the one exception being that if you are recovering from a severe eating disorder you will have to eat above appetite for some time, but you should have medical supervision for this process. Overeating can be very stressful, and I don’t think it’s any healthier than under-eating, personally. I also think some of the things Matt talks about (like being overheated all the time) can be a sign of too much fat and too much food, not a healthy metabolism. When you actually have a healthy metabolism, you should actually tolerate both heat and cold better.
I am always a proponent of eating to appetite and learning how to listen to your body.
Nice to hear all of these happy success stories!