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When is the last night that you have gone to sleep hungry, or wanting more food?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24649points) February 10th, 2016

Due to laziness or poverty. What about you? Edited for privacy.

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Love_my_doggie's avatar

Almost every night, but for neither reason. It’s simply a lifestyle thing.

I never get hungry mid-day. Unless I’m meeting a friend, I don’t eat lunch. This isn’t deliberate; my body sends no appetite or hunger for a daytime meal.

This means that I have dinner early, maybe 4:00 or 5:00. By the time I go to bed, I feel somewhat hungry, but I won’t eat that late. The hungry sensation isn’t strong enough to keep me awake.

dabbler's avatar

I think it’s ambiguous what you mean “hungry, or wanting more food”.
If you mean actual malnutrition, not enough of necessary food, there are emergencies and regional shortages and other reasons besides laziness or poverty. Diseases can prevent sufficient uptake of nutrients.

But if this means something like an appetite, wanting more, then there’s at least another option: doing it on purpose. Diets and just wanting to sleep more soundly might motive you to limit eating. If you had another slice of pizza before going to bed like ya wanna… not restful.

And you specifically mention sleepy time. There could be more reasons why a person might be hungry during the waking day.

ibstubro's avatar

It’s been a while.
I have a tendency to wake in the early morning hours, and that frequently causes me what I can only describe as an anxiety attack. I wake, lay there for a bit and SNAP! my brain is going 90-to-nothing obsessing over any little thing. Frequently I can’t get back to sleep and may lay there for hours (possibly dozing a bit, but not so I am aware).
I discovered by accident that if I eat a meal around 8 o’clock at night and go to bed around 10 (to read 10 minutes to 2 hours), I don’t wake up as often, and have anxiety attacks even less often.
It’s not making or breaking my wasteline, and it’s giving me a lot more peace of mind.

JLeslie's avatar

Two nights ago, but not because of poverty or laziness, but because in staying with my inlaws and I’m afraid I’m going to have a heart attack from all the fried food, meat, cheese, candy, and cookies! I went shopping yesterday.

I have never gone to bed hungry due to lack of funds, although I have been in the red in my lifetime. I have gone to bed hungry from laziness, but it usually backfires, because I don’t sleep well if I’m hungry. That whole thing about don’t go to bed on a full stomach is BS to me. Sleeping full is how I sleep well. I would guess it makes sense that in caveman days once you had a meal you could rest, because you didn’t have to hunt for food at least momentarily.

I have also gone to bed when I want to eat more, but that’s different than hungry, and I stop myself. This happens quite a bit. Probably, once a week. It’s partly why I weigh more than I would like. As I get older I have less of a handle in feeling hungry.

johnpowell's avatar

Damn near every night when I was 10–15 years old. Between me and my sister we got 1900 a month in social security and my grandma (took care of us while my mom was in prison) and once my mom got out she found white drugs.

My grandma was a ICU nurse making bank and would just leave out a few bag of macaroni for us to eat. My sister sister joined a gang of SHARPS when she was 13 to make sure we had clothes and food that my grandmother was paid to provide us but refused.

When moms got out of prison and took custody she just put all our SSI money up her nose. At least I can understand that. Food boxes for the kids!!

There is a reason I put some clothes and a radio in a garbage bag and walked away when I was 15.

But after that. Never really hungry. And I am very good with money now. If I want something I wait until the next paycheck and only spend the leftovers from the last pay period.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I do it about once or twice a week but not due to poverty or laziness. If I overindulge one day I try to make up for it the next day or as soon as possible. I back off on my intake. I weight myself about once a week and adjust things if I notice I am drifting.

I also find I sleep better on an empty stomach and don’t need to get up to pee in the middle of the night.

rojo's avatar

That is two different questions.

The last time I went to bed hungry was probably 35+ years ago when in college.

The last time I went to bed wanting more food was last night, not that I was hungry, just that those Jalapeno Cheetos are soooo addictive.

kritiper's avatar

That doesn’t work for me. My stomach starts growling so bad it keeps me awake so I have to eat something.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@johnpowell I sincerely hope that your adulthood is much better than your adolescence. Birth is the ultimate lottery, and your own was very unfair to you.

johnpowell's avatar

@Love_my_doggie :: Adulthood is great.

I don’t really care about anything. Nothing will kill me, it always works out one way or another.

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