Late night snacker?

By tpsreport Latest Reply 2013-06-07 00:13:00 -0500
Started 2013-05-30 03:01:59 -0500

I am struggling with the "late night snack" syndrome resulting in a high bc in the A.M. I have tried carrots, and cheeses, but what I am craving are things like cheeze it's, pretzels, chocolate, etc… The problem is my portion control (self control more like it.) Any suggestions? Reading in bed with a box of Town House Flipsides Pretzel Crackers Cheddar style isn't getting it. What are some alternatives?

6 replies

Bun10 2013-06-07 00:13:00 -0500 Report

Kellogg makes cracker chips. The pop corn one is awful and tastes stale to me but the sour cream and chives is good. You can have 27 crackers for a serving. I can't eat 28 crackers! I have a few and the craving is satisfied. I'm not saying to do this nightly. How about sugar free jello with chopped celery in it? It's got crunch lol

BrendaMarie68 2013-06-04 17:40:18 -0500 Report

My 'before bed' snack (right after I take my Lantus) used to be some graham crackers (that's what they gave me while I was in the hospital when I was first diagnosed) - I love them… while shopping the other day, I looked around for something a little different than JUST graham crackers and came upon the TEDDY GRAHAMS. There are 24 teddies in a serving (that's a LOT) and they come in many different flavors. I bought the strawberry banana ones and just have a handful (which is NOWHERE near the 24) with a bottle of water. I try to have a pretty good dinner in the evening so I am not hungry when bedtime rolls around (that would just keep me awake… I am not a great sleeper as it is).

Charlieb63 2013-05-31 06:23:12 -0500 Report

It's normal to want a nice TREAT before bed. I had one every night before being diagnosed T2.
I still do. But now I have sugar free ice cream with sugar free syrup. I have applesauce with cinnamon. I have low 100 calorie a bag popcorn. I have high protein low carb cereal like Honey Nut Cheerios.
You can definitely still snack… Just have a "good" snack. Works well for me. Was an adjustment yes, but well worth it. :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-30 11:28:29 -0500 Report

My "real treats" are based on my numbers. I buy the mini sugar free chocolate bars, I also buy the mini real candy bars. I save the real ones for if I am out and about in the winter and need a fast carb. I only eat the real ones during the day when I am busy running around or I eat them if my numbers are good, I have ONE. The problem with eating sweet is sometimes you want something salty.

I have always been an avid reader have been reading in bed for years. Now that I am diabetic I have the same problem. I usually have a snack an hour before bed and usually it is protein. If I want to eat something while reading in bed, I might have 6 mini pretzels. The key to snacking on the wrong things is control. I have tried and failed at controlling this so I keep trying. Some nights I sip on a diet soda or flavored water.