Late night hunger? What should i do and what should i eat?

By glee9349 Latest Reply 2011-01-10 17:04:17 -0600
Started 2011-01-09 11:52:49 -0600

I have evenings that when i am ready for bed or in bed but just watching tv and getting ready to sleep i every now and then get so hungry that it makes it so hard to even go to sleep. I would like to know if anyone has this and if they do what are some tips and suggestions that anyone may have. I am DESPERATE i dont know if it is normal and i don't know what is should do.

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glee9349 2011-01-10 17:04:17 -0600 Report

Im starting to use low cal low fat breakfast bars. They do the trick most of the time lastly and don't interfere with my morning sugars. Sometimes a toast and pb but i worry about sugars in am. I think its gonna be a matter of me just trying to find something until it works for me. I really appreciate everything people are adding for suggestions and tips. I take them all in and see if they would apply to myself and what i can do with them. Again thanks all!

PetiePal 2011-01-10 10:16:26 -0600 Report

I have noticed that my intense hunger cravings have severely been diminished as well as my "ravenous" appetite since getting my sugars under control the past 6 months.

Now a typical snack at night for me is some ice cream, white cheddar popcorn, or maybe some cheddar cheese and triscuits. Nuts do a good job too and all don't jack my sugar up.

glee9349 2011-01-10 09:11:57 -0600 Report

Jaybee do you mean my blood sugars. Usually they are down a little bit when i am really hungry like that.

jayabee52 2011-01-10 11:47:54 -0600 Report

Yep, glee, that's what I mean. I usually use BG cause I feel it's more precise, and I don't like the sound of BS which sounds like an abbreviation for a crude profanity.

And what are your fasting sugars when you snack, and when you don't snack before bed? I'm wondering if you may have those snacking urges to stave off the "dawn phenomenon"?

I might be all wet, but thought I'd ask anyway.


ivonalvarez 2011-01-09 16:59:53 -0600 Report

Glee no teeth is not a problem try a small portion of oatmeal with splenda or what ever substitute sugar you use or yogurt. Oh and your very welcome God bless you..

glee9349 2011-01-09 15:13:08 -0600 Report

When replying to this i have no bottom teeth and only false top teeth and i cant eat any nuts or things like nuts.

GabbyPA 2011-01-10 14:19:52 -0600 Report

What about nut butters like almond butter or peanut butter? Get the creamy versions and maybe eat a spoon of it before bed?

ivonalvarez 2011-01-09 14:29:52 -0600 Report

Glee I know what you mean I also get hungry when im ready for sleep. Last night I got hungry and I ate 6 minnie marshmalows and some watter I know its not a good thing to eat but I did and the hunger went away.

ivonalvarez 2011-01-09 14:33:51 -0600 Report

My Dr said that one oz of almonds is good to eat before bed time because of that hunger u get at bed time and the almonds help you sleep better. Actually Almonds, 1 cup chamomile tea,1 banana,1 cup yogurt,1 boiled egg or a very small portion of oatmeal are also good to eat and it helps you sleep butter. Look it up. Glee I hope I helped a little.

GabbyPA 2011-01-09 13:57:30 -0600 Report

I get those some times, but I try to drink water or something if I have already eaten my evening snack. Sometimes it is a reminder that I didn't eat one, but I don't like to eat right before I go to sleep. A lot of folks have recommended a hand full of peanuts or something that will be a slow break down through the night. One member eats a whole wheat mini bagel before bed and another one has 6 plain m&m's. The trick is to find something that works for you and doesn't mess with your morning numbers too badly.

Don't eat a lot and try to just keep it a few bites to satisfy the craving without eating too much.