I was not trying to advocate anyone starve to near death I was pointing out that for most people its all about intake vs used energy. However many people think they are starving when they eat the amount that they actually should for the amount of activity they are used to, people equate hunger with starving. Id like to point out that it does not take much to gain weight. An apple of just 95 calories seems such a harmless and trivial food, a food considered healthy, however just an apple a day over the calories you use that day will eventually lead to obesity, granted it would take a lifetime. The problem most face is they do not believe they are eating to much when in fact they are.