Overweight is generally due to genetic predispositions.  Diets don’t work because they won’t accept this reality.  The solution is to reduce our genetic drives for fats sweets and calories.  The concerned ‘hungry’ genes can be turned off by the new science of diet with epigenetics, using your conscious mind. An understanding and a self help program are described in the book. THE MINDFUL MEALS DIET by James D Baird PhD, which is available from Amazon.com