What do you do when...

By LeilaB Latest Reply 2011-12-25 15:26:10 -0600
Started 2011-12-21 23:26:18 -0600

What do you do when you are staying up late and you get extremely hungry. I am supposedly allowed one small snack after dinner. Tonight, I ate an early dinner, and snack, but I am going to be up late finishing my correcting and grading of final exams. I get so hungry…I ended up making eggs and broccoli, figuring that some protein couldn't harm me too much.My father is diabetic and he keeps warning me not to eat after a certain time at night. He says that we need 9 hours in order to get a correct reading in the morning.This may be causing me problems, because my numbers are still not where I want them to be (150-170 AM) What do you think? Do you rough it out when you are starving at night?

15 replies

pixsidust 2011-12-24 10:37:22 -0600 Report

Good choice of foods. I would eat. This is not an everyday thing for you. I always eat when I am starving. As you ate an earlier dinner, maybe try to grade papers earlier too. Or make your evening snack more substantial like the eggs and broccoli. All in all you did the right thing. Eat!I do and my morning fasting is between 98 and 110

red flower lady
red flower lady 2011-12-23 14:09:38 -0600 Report

I have never had a dr forbid me not to eat after a certain time. Do the regular routine and if staying up late/wake up, then eat something but don't go crazy and take your meds. Sleep is good, but not if it means being miserable and remember, our bodies all react differently so your fathers routine may not be for you, ask your dr what you should do when this happens.

digitaldoorbell 2011-12-23 13:42:26 -0600 Report

Interesting question. I used to struggle with this too. I don't believe one rule applies to all of us, with all due respect to your father; however, maybe having more vegetables at dinner will last longer. I managed to control eating late, and for me that does work too. What helped a lot is Shirataki noodles. You can find them at the store and recipes online. About 3g of carbs or less so you can eat a ton of them. Keep trying to see what works for you but be careful with what you eat.

GabbyPA 2011-12-24 08:02:42 -0600 Report

I just posted some info on those. Very interesting noodles in all shapes that are all plant fiber. I am going to get a sample pack and give them a try. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/news-articles/7724-buzzy-noodle-from-japan-boasts-zero-carbs-zero-calories

pixsidust 2011-12-24 10:44:31 -0600 Report

I read this article and followed the link to the original yahoo article. The comments are that they smell fishy and stink. Between that and the texture, not everyone can eat these

GabbyPA 2011-12-25 15:26:10 -0600 Report

No, not this brand anyway. It is made from yam fiber basically. They do have some other seaweed products as well. I am always (well almost always) willing to try anything once. At least then I can say I do or don't like it from experience. Caribou, yes! Octopus, No!...but I did try it.

Young1s 2011-12-23 16:35:41 -0600 Report

Hey Digital. Would we find those noodles in the pasta aisles or international foods?

digitaldoorbell 2011-12-23 17:38:02 -0600 Report

They are in the refrigerator section in plastic bags.
You need to rinse them before cooking.
I didn't know about them until a few months ago.
They're inexpensive and healthy.

I hope it works for you.

GabbyPA 2011-12-22 09:54:44 -0600 Report

I have never heard the 9 hour rule for overnight. I don't know why it would be different from what we do during the day. Where does he get that guideline? I would be curious to check it out.

As for your snack, it seemed very low carb and that is safe. Better than a choice of crackers and cheese or an apple and peanut butter. So I am not seeing a problem with that unless you are also trying to loose weight.

Young1s 2011-12-21 23:36:34 -0600 Report

I generally turn to salad and/or water in times like these. Or, maybe some raw veggies would satisfy the desire to chew on something?

LeilaB 2011-12-21 23:42:40 -0600 Report

Its tough when you know that you are going to be up late, and you have already eaten what you are really allowed to eat. I can't concentrate on my work if I'm starving, but I don't want to overdo it either! Its times like these when I miss the good old, and of course unhealthy days, when you were hungry you could just eat…I guess if I try to stay away from carbs at this hour, that might help.