Yeah it's like when you see one of those morbidly obese whales claim to be anorexic; they're not, but they're not used to feeling even a little bit of hunger so what most os us would register as slight discomfort has them convinced that their bodies are eating themselves (and then they eat a large pizza and complain that their body won't lose weight because it's in "starvation mode")It's always disgusting when a fat bastard like Phil, who has never known true hunger or starvation in his life, says that they're starving. Just because his tummy rumbled a little doesn't mean he's starving. Skipping a few meals would be good for him.
Phil is just retarded enough that I legit wonder if it isn't even that and I get this vibe from Slingblade's bitching too; I think they both may be too stupid to tell a simple craving from hunger.
Think about it for a moment; both are usually pretty specific about the kind of food they wanna e-beg for, and if they do think to hide the pizza boxes and take out menus you can still tell from photos (and their weight) that they're not going out to get lasting, versatile rations. They're just satisfying cravings.
Most of us can ignore even a pretty persistent craving, or at least find an alternate way of satisfying it if it's really strong, but Phil has so little impulse control (as evidenced through, uh, everything he does) that any unattended craving gnaws away at his tiny rat brain to the point where he honestly feels like he NEEDS it or he'll DIIIIE (obviously he won't but think of any child who says that about needing a cookie right here and now, and how sincerely they can believe it)
He needs it now now now you nazi, stalker, fascist! You don't know what it's like to have the means to live comfortably with no personal cost and then have a single whim left unfulfilled because you're transmisogionopolis!