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Old 04-21-2013, 23:38   #1
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I don't know why I keep doing this but for however long I have been making a sandwich before I go to bed because I'm 'hungry'. Literally I'd feel like I haven't eaten anything throughout the day when I have. It's not brought on because I'm having a hypo. I just don't get it. Anyone else a late night snacker?

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I'm a nightowl, and I do eat late at night. I make sure that I'm not eating carbs, however. So my snacking is on cheese or nuts, naked hot wings or deviled eggs - things like that. You could confine your snacks to whatever filling you use in your sandwiches, and ditch the bread. I know you're type 1 and need insulin anyhow, but the fewer carbs you eat, the less insulin you need. Dr. Bernstein's law of small numbers.




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I like cheese with pickles, nuts, and a good size carrot. The carrot has about 5 carbs, but I can take a small amount of insulin to compensate for that.

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Thank you for the replies. I think I will try some nights without bread.

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I will admit I am an evening muncher. I think it's just habit, but it's a bad habit that's hard to break. I do confine my munching to low-carb foods. Still, I really don't like going to bed with a full stomach.

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I agree with VeeJay, and it is a balancing act. I don't like a full stomach, but I also can't go to bed hungry, or I have a horrible night's sleep.

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Totally agree with the portion control part of this . . . trying to sleep with a full stomach is horrible. My snacks are a few bites - last night it was leftover butter spinach & may have been half a cup at most.




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To keep glucose nice and level through the night, zero- or low-carb snacks can be a Good Thing -- which might explain some of that craving!

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I agree with all of you regarding eating a low carb or no carb bedtime snack, however, being the weird person that I am...the exact opposite seems to keep my morning fbg lower. If I eat a couple of cookies (homemade...not processed), but not necessarily low carb, or I eat a regular cinnamon roll....that type of thing, my morning fbg is a lot lower than it is if I eat a no carb/low carb snack, or nothing at all. I cannot for the life of me figure this out, but it does work. I haven't done it in a while now, but I think I'm going to try it again to see if it was just a quirk or if that really works for me. Now, I'm not talking about eating a boatload of cookies or anything, must like three small cookies. My sister happened to make chocolate chip cookies and sent some home with my daughter. I ate two cookies one night before bed because I gave in to temptation . The next morning my fbg was like 40-50 points lower than it usually is. I was like "wow". So I did it again like two night later and the same result. It happened once (in the beginning of going lc/hf) before with a cinnamon roll. I was floored. I don't plan to do this all the time, but it is interesting that my numbers would be so much lower.

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Naynay, could it be a slow yo-yo effect? High then low?




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