O.K. - here is my question... I have been told countless times that the reason I am almost always very hungry is that my body is used to being starved & is trying to hold on to food to compensate. How can this be if I am gaining weight? When I am B/P I gain weight slowly, so how can my body be 'starving'? It is getting MORE than it needs. To clarify, I am by no means underweight - very average BMI. If I diet I am always hungry. If I B/P I am ALWAYS hungry, and if I eat 'normally' I am almost always hungry. I have tried adding in tons of fruits & veggies, go heavy on the protein & drink lots of H2O. Honestly, I feel I am doing everything right but still have this terrible (physical, not mental) emptiness. I have realistically looked back over my food diaries, and I am eating enough for a VERY large man - not a medium size 41 year old woman. I continually have people comment on the size of my meals & ay I eat a ton... I AM gaining weight, and I hate this! Am I genetically supposed to be very overweight? Is my hunger signalling that I need to put on HUGE amounts of weight? Please - someone help me with this! I HATE going around hungry all the time - it is soooo distracting!