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I was watching my tv show (dang, my dirty little secret:  I love Starting Over . .. shhh..) when I suddenly felt like I was gonna STARVE TO DEATH!

Man, I'm hungry.  So I eat 1/2 apple & a serving of peanuts. 

Still hungry!  Hungrier, hungrier.  I lie down.  Still hungry.  Eyes getting heavy.  Wow, I think.  I'm so hungry it's making me sleepy.

Then, it dawned on me.  I wasn't hungry at all!  I'm sleepy!  I had 2 children visiting last night, and we stayed up until 1:30 a.m.  I've only had 6 hours of sleep!  And, I babysitted 3 children since Saturday.  No wonder I'm exhausted!

I'm afraid to take a nap though.  I want to go eat everything in my refrigerator right now.  I want some meat, and some chocolate and everything.

I'm about to go, people.  Please help!
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I've done that.. when I'm overtired or even underhydrated, I FEEL hungry...

Maybe try drinking some water, see if it's a thrist thing?
Ha ha.. don't worry... I like Starting Over too. It's pretty interesting. I used to watch it every day when I was off on my maternity leave!
first, step away from the fridge.

then, if you're afraid to nap for too long, set a little timer and give yourself that amount of time to relax. If you don't fall asleep, no big deal...but trying can't hurt. that's what I do, hope it helps?
I did take a 10-minute nap.  I waited an hour and a half.  I drank some water.  I still wanted the chocolate, so I had it! 

Got 2017 calories today, which is my goal, and a B-.

Not too bad!  Thanks for your support!
I never realized that hunger can result from sleep deprivation.  that explains A LOT of the problems i've been having with sticking with a diet all day and screwing up at night or when I study late-night. 

Even though I don't know about getting more sleep, knowing is half the battle, right?
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Try to avoid the kitchen. Maybe take a quick pick-me-up nap and you'll feel refreshed. Also, try drinking some water. 
I didn't know that about sleep-deprivation and hunger.  You know, when I was in college, I read some college article about how to eat when you are cramming for finals.  They said eat protein.  Avoid caffeine and sugar.  That's interesting that you said that!  Thanks!
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