The children of my clean plate club came from Poland. I was a skinny kid, came from depression era parents who were hungry a lot. Skinny meant they were still too poor to provide adequate nutrition for their children. Seven years old I got fat and stayed TT way till I left home. Lost some weight but at 24 started my 35 year climb in morbid obesity.
Once I was in a restaurant and parents were screaming at their kids to eat. I took my 249 pound self and stopped at their table on my way out. Very quietly I said, this is where force feeding gets us.
My son is 39 now. Never had a day out of his athletic body. Eats mostly primal, works out and looks like a rock star. Never forced a bite into him.
I'm clse to getting back to my summer weight of 142. Just 4 to go. I'm finding my macros settling at around 60/20/20, between 1100-1400 calories a day. Shedding a few ounces a day. I walk a 5k or more daily. I think I'll stick with this and see if I can shed these last 3-4 pounds. Then I want to head to the 130's.