Okay, now I know what I'm making for a snack tomorrow.
I love eggplant ridiculously much and have been thinking about making some eggplant "caviar" (which I'll post the recipe for over in the "food finds" folder now that I'm thinking about it) but the roasting and the ranch and the crispy/creamy contrast sounds outstanding.
That article fascinated me! I wonder if the reason I've had more success this time is that I've tried to re-frame what I'm doing as an additive process--adding a wider range of fruits and vegetables, adding more home-cooked meals, adding treats--instead of seeing my diet as an entirely subtractive thing? It's astonishing how much control the mind has over the body. And I can certainly see how all the low-fat (but carb-rich) stuff I remember being popular in the '80s and '90s led to overeating in the context of this study; not-so-healthful foods labeled as healthful are a double whammy.
Thank you for posting that, John; I'm going to keep that information very much in mind the next time I make a meal or snack.