VIPER, you have to overcome any hunger messages from your body if you are going to change the way you look. The messages that the body sends are not always towards good health. How do you think people become fat ? I am about the same, I would be satisfied with 4500-5000 kcals per day, when my maintenance is about 2700, including all my workouts. Of course if I was just following my body's messages then I would be ultra-fat.
I have tried various things to suppress my appetite, and they don't help much. I have learned to live with hunger, which in fact is not such a bad thing. I have even learned to appreciate *some* aspects of it, for example it makes me feel more energetic and "alive".
I always found it strange that contrary to the consensus, fat intake does not suppress my appetite. Recently I read some studies showing that the real appetite suppressor is high protein. Yet others, will tell you it is the low carbs. Frustrating, eh ? After a lot of experimenting, I have finally come to the conclusion that at least for me, the appetite suppressor is the protein/carbs ratio. A high said ratio will suppress my appetite pretty well, but it does nothing for the cravings... Ah, well...
Adding some cardio in order to burn 700-800 kcals on top of everything else, will allow me to eat 700-800 kcals more, wich is very good for my appetite. Unfortunately, such cardio is not possible or desirable every day.
Bulky low energy foods (like vegetables) will also help, but not much.
The most important thing however, is your attitude towards it. Read a lot about the symptoms of dieting. Notice how your body reacts, what makes you hungry and what makes you forget about food. It becomes easier to control it when you know exactly the whys and hows.
\"Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.\" - George Elliot