It's 4 AM and I'm HUNGRY!!

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This is my 3rd Whole30 since last July.  I've never experienced this before, so I'm not sure what's going on......


I'm on day 6 and the last 3 mornings I've woken up at 4 AM and am REALLY hungry!  I'm tired though too. So I've had a big glass of water and I go back to sleep.  But it's a struggle to fall back to sleep and I toss and turn for at least 30 minutes.


I go to bed between 10-10:30 and get up at 6. 


I don't eat after dinner (which is usually between 6-7pm).  I follow the template and eat 1 1/2-2 palms of protein and lots of veggies.  I cook with ghee or coconut oil and top my veggies with olive oil.  I sometimes have a piece of fruit.  I feel like I'm eating plenty.


Any ideas?  Suggestions?

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I have to make sure I eat three substantial meals per day to make it through the night without getting hungry. Eating a big dinner is not enough for me if I was too light at breakfast or lunch.


I have serious trouble falling asleep if I am hungry, so typically get up and eat something... Sometimes a can of sardines and some cold sauerkraut or a baked sweet potato with some macadamia nuts. I am jealous that you can get back to sleep in 30 minutes with just a big glass of water. :)

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Eat. If you're waking up hungry, eat something; preferably something proteiny/fatty, like nuts, an egg, leftover meat, or jerky. Avoid fruit because the sugar will just keep you up. (Believe me, I know.)


Try to adjust your meals so it doesn't happen again, but if it does happen, eat. I don't see the point in trying to bull your way through hunger.

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