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October 21, 2011 10:01 AM
I just don't get it! Every time i have a heavy dinner, i wake up starving and every time i don't eat dinner or i eat something SUPER light, i wake up not hungry at all! Anyone else go thru this?!
October 21, 2011 10:07 AM
same here! makes no sense!
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October 21, 2011 10:08 AM
I don't know the cause, but I find the same thing in myself. Especially if it a high-carb meal.
October 21, 2011 10:08 AM
when I clicked on this I thought it was going to say that you wake up starving the morning after a heavy workout...but a heavy dinner...not exactly sure...good luck!
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October 21, 2011 10:09 AM
Too many carbs, eat more protein/fat.
October 21, 2011 10:10 AM
dude, i have never understood this.
October 21, 2011 10:10 AM
It's probably just because your metabolism being revved up after eating so much and then it wants more.
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October 21, 2011 10:10 AM
I was just thinking the same thing thus morning. When I eat more at night, I'm more hungry un the morning. But I ate little last night, and wasn't hungry this morning....what's up with that!?!
October 21, 2011 10:11 AM
It's possibly thirst as a larger evening meal can be heavy in sodium as well.
Edited by RaeN81 On October 21, 2011 10:11 AM
October 21, 2011 10:11 AM
Happens to me. I would think it has to do with your metabolism adjusting to the fact that you had a heavy meal, and expecting that to happen again the next time you eat. Kind of along the same principle that when you allow youself a cheat day, your weight loss can actually benefit from it. Your body expects to have to burn more calories when you eat next, even if you eat a lighter meal.
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October 21, 2011 10:12 AM
Regarding the revved up metabolism, that is what I was thinking as well, but wasn't sure.
Edited by jillstoner1977 On October 21, 2011 10:12 AM
October 21, 2011 10:12 AM
Same problem here too!
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October 21, 2011 10:12 AM
I think it has to do with your blood sugar. You went to bed with high blood sugar from a big meal, but it dropped through the night, and so you wake up starving because your body is craving that high again. Smaller meals keep the blood sugar more stable, so you have fewer cravings.
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October 21, 2011 10:13 AM
That doesn't happen to me. I never wake up hungry no matter what or how late I ate.
October 21, 2011 10:13 AM
It's called "rebound hunger." It has to do with spiking your insulin levels and a decrease in the hormone Leptin, which is a hunger suppressant.
October 21, 2011 10:17 AM
The same thing happens to me. The blood sugar/insulin thing makes total sense.
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October 21, 2011 10:34 AM
same problem here too! bump
October 21, 2011 10:51 AM
This happens to me when I eat empty carbs (regular pasta, white rice, potatoes)...makes me hungry the next day. But if I eat complex carbs, protein, I am good in the morning.
  237560
October 21, 2011 11:01 AM
Yup, I get this too. Wake up sooo hungry that I have to get up and eat, no way I can get back to sleep!
October 21, 2011 12:21 PM
Last night i had chicken and broccoli, then after that maybe this is what F***ed me up! I had a couple BITES of tiramisu, pumpkin cheesecake and a bite of a brownie sunday...Could that do it?!
October 21, 2011 12:33 PM
It's hormonal

"Ghrelin, the main hunger-control hormone, is released in a pulsatile manner through the night with a peak occurring upon waking, which incites hunger."

http://articles.elitefts.com/articles/nutrition/logic-does-not-apply-part-2-breakfast/
October 21, 2011 12:37 PM
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It's hormonal

"Ghrelin, the main hunger-control hormone, is released in a pulsatile manner through the night with a peak occurring upon waking, which incites hunger."

http://articles.elitefts.com/articles/nutrition/logic-does-not-apply-part-2-breakfast/


This ^
I also hate waking up in the middle of the night cause my stomach is growling
October 21, 2011 12:43 PM
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Too many carbs, eat more protein/fat.


Yup, you're eating too many carbs.
"If you wake up hungry, or suffer from strong hunger pangs during the day, you are probably overconsuming carbohydrates and causing panic insulin swings. Where your body demands more carbs to regulate the already high levels of insulin in the blood."
Edited by Upcycled On October 21, 2011 12:45 PM
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October 21, 2011 12:46 PM
QUOTE:

Too many carbs, eat more protein/fat.


Exactly -- it's an insulin swing
Edited by AnninStPaul On October 21, 2011 12:46 PM
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