Welcome! Vegetarian food has a reputation for being good for dieters, but that's not necessarily the case. Sometimes even vegetarians get very hungry. There's nothing wrong with salads or smoothes, but eating those alone just doesn't cut it. (Beans are usually very filling, though.)
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.