You may not realize it, but you probably eat and drink on average a little over 2 ½ hours each day. Part of the time you will eat to satisfy minimal energy needs and you will drink to satisfy minimal hydration needs. The other part of the time you will eat and drink not to fulfill a hunger or thirst need but just because you have the desire to eat and drink.
There are a number of possible reasons why your eating desires may have contributed to you gaining weight. Certainly a possibility is you were eating too much food at any one time or all the time. Another possibility is that it was not the quantity of food that caused you to gain weight but the caloric density of the food. And finally you, like so many other people, may have increased the number of times you ate each day and packed on the pounds this way.
Whatever your weight gaining method, it’s for sure you will have to find ways of addressing your desires, for it was your desires and not your hunger and thirst needs that made you gain all your unwanted weight.