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David
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I also find that protein is the easiest macro to regulate–and it’s also the only macro that’s strictly necessary. Try including some protein with your fats and carbs and see if that helps you control your appetite.

Another issue I notice is that my appetite is “turned on” when I eat one of the energy macros (carbs or fat). I might not crave them in the same way as protein, but when I start eating them, I will become much more hungry for them. Perhaps this is because the body can use either carbs or fat for energy, and so it waits to see what’s available before creating a specific appetite. It’s a regulatory system that works for a variety of food environments, from the high fat Inuit to the high carb Kitavans.

Determining the right amounts of carbs and fats might rely on a different kind of self-observation than protein.