Any tips for eating to much?

By melissa1987 Latest Reply 2012-01-22 21:35:47 -0600
Started 2012-01-22 20:56:59 -0600

For some reason I get very hungry in the night but not so much in the day time… Any tips so I can stop over eating at night?

2 replies

pixsidust 2012-01-22 21:35:47 -0600 Report

If your days and night sleep schedule is off can also affect that
Make sure you eat enough fresh food both veggie and fruit and couple that with protein. Nothing wrong with a couple of scrambled eggs or an omelet. I like breakfast at midnight many a time. I am like Carol sometimes I wake up and have to eat in the wee hours. Usually cheese crackers and a glass of milk. Test your sugar too. I have had a few lows at night. Maybe also try eating meals during the day even if you do not feel hungry. Make them small if you have too. Then have small meals at night. Your body needs nourishment. Lastly go to bed. You can not eat if you are asleep!

Caroltoo 2012-01-22 21:19:27 -0600 Report

Hi, Melissa. Good to hear from you. I've had times when I snack a lot also. I'm usually snackiest in the 8-10P range, but occasionally in the 1-3A range.

Either can come from too little food during the daytime leaving you calorie deficient in the evening and night hours, so you just "have to eat". I find that forcing myself to distribute my food pretty evenly over the day, so I don't arrive at the evening with the sense that I have "been good all day and deserve to eat more" is my best plan for evening snacking.

For night snacking, I do actually have a bedtime snack, usually something small that is protein like a little sliced meat or a piece of string cheese (the low fat mozzarella varitety). This staves off the perception of hunger and also helps avoid the lows.

You are on insulin, but not yet on the pump, so you do need to watch your lows to be sure they aren't too low and unsafe. Do you set your alarm to wake up and check your sugars?

Give me some feedback on how this seems to fit your issues and maybe we can get a fellow type 1 to step in here and help us fine tune this for you.