I was listening to this dhamma talk by Joseph Goldstein the other day: Factors Of Awakening: Tranquility (2008-04-11)
. One thing he mentioned near the end is that as tranquility (upekkha) is cultivated desires naturally diminish.
And i realized, looking back, that the times when i felt calmest in my life and practice were also times when i ate well, and was thin. I wonder, is this a relationship others here have noticed as well, that the more tranquil you are the more healthy you feel and the less you find yourself filled with desire for food?
If so, it would seem that dhamma practice, and specifically the cultivation of upekkha
(probably in tandem with mindfulness while eating) would be the best way to address diet or weight issues related to unhealthy eating.