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How is it that I can go to bed really, really hungry....like I could eat a 6" sub sandwich it two bites...but I wake up in the morning not hungry at all?

Asked by Dutchess_III (46938points) March 5th, 2016

The last time I ate was at about 4:00 yesterday. I often don’t eat after 4 or 5 on most days.
But last night I felt like I was STARVING when I went to bed. I fell asleep dreaming of a turkey sub with extra Provolone, toasted. But I woke up this morning not hungry. I’ve been up for almost 4 hours, and still not all that hungry. I could eat, or not.

Why is that?

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Pandora's avatar

Probably some fat got burned up for energy and you got gassy and your metabolism slows down while you sleep.
But actually there was a study done that the scent of food and seeing it for a few minutes actually can reduce hunger pangs and convince your body you are full.
I agree with this, because I have been really hungry sometimes while cooking and not even have a bite and find after cooking for more than an hour, I am no longer so hungry. I’ll have a few bites instead of a full plate.
When I worked in food establishments it was the same. I ate very little and always felt full. It was easy for me to avoid eating a lot or snacking.

JLeslie's avatar

I think it has to do with being hungry for the wrong reasons maybe? I have a similar thing happen to me where I’m hungry and want to eat more, and then three hours later having not eaten anything I’m just fine.

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