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Why do I wake up feeling really hungry? Last night I didn't eat a big meal or anything and on days I eat big meals it happens too.

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Dr. Allen Fein
Family Medicine
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In brief: See MD for Changes

While it is normal for people to experience brief changes in appetite, a persistent increase or decrease in appetite shoud get you over to have a proper evaluation by your physician.
Common causes of altered appeitite include anxiety and depression, pregnancy, thyroid problems, and more severe illnesses including infections and even tumors. Please contact your physician.

In brief: See MD for Changes

While it is normal for people to experience brief changes in appetite, a persistent increase or decrease in appetite shoud get you over to have a proper evaluation by your physician.
Common causes of altered appeitite include anxiety and depression, pregnancy, thyroid problems, and more severe illnesses including infections and even tumors. Please contact your physician.
Dr. Allen Fein
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine

In brief: Metabolism

Try paying attention to your protein intake.
Eating too many simple even complex carbs before bedtime can cause a hunger elevation over night, ...People who eat enough daytime protein at 3-4 hour intervals have higher daily metabolism and therefore less middle of night hunger, ...

In brief: Metabolism

Try paying attention to your protein intake.
Eating too many simple even complex carbs before bedtime can cause a hunger elevation over night, ...People who eat enough daytime protein at 3-4 hour intervals have higher daily metabolism and therefore less middle of night hunger, ...
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. David Wyatt
Too many carbs and too little protein. Possibly. Especially if pm meals are heavy on carb load. Make sure protein to carb ratio is 1:1 or for weight loss 2 protein grams for every 1 gram of carbs.
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