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A case of late night binge eating

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Blue_Star, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Blue_Star

    Blue_Star Type 1 · Member

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    I'm a type 1 diabetic and on occasions I have a bad habit of eating few biscuits in the middle of the night which increases fasting/morning sugar levels.Any ideas with tips or info on how to break this bad habit of late night eating? I'm desperate to stop this binge eating at night habit it ruins my day. Thanx
     
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    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Are you up and about a that kind of time...or in bed and used to waking up with the munchies? I am seldom asleep before 4am mainly due to a pile of meds I am on for things other than diabetes, but have managed to stop nibbling on stuff that's high in carbs. Nothing beats being asleep of course. If you must munch..try low to no carb snacks such as smoked cheese slices, a few nuts...maybe dried bacon slices...check labels and look for stuff that is below 10g carb per 100g. Some dark chocolate (eg. lindt 90% cocoa) is less than 14g a bar..so a couple of squares would at least be an improvement on biscuits. I've heard recently that cheese helps keep the morning level down. That said, it's all best avoided as it's a bad pattern to get stuck in.
     
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  3. MRSROK

    MRSROK · Member

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    What time are you talking about? Try some protein like ham or cheese or a greek yogurt even....
     
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    SockFiddler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't buy them.
     
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    Metabolism_Boss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear, in my experience snacking at night is one of the most difficult habits to break. MRSROK's advice to try a non sugary snack is worth a try, as it sounds like this is a carb craving rather than real hunger. Perhaps you could gradually reduce the biscuits to a less carb heavy alternative? As this carb-hunger usually comes in waves, perhaps if after your snack you could distract yourself with a task for twenty minutes or so, the worst of the hunger feeling might pass.
     
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    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you bolus for the midnight snack?
     
  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I love midnight snacking, and I shouldn't do it, as I'm overweight. But I do bolus for it and it doesn't impact my bloodsugar. Unless I eat more than half a bag of dorito's. Which happens :(
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    You say you only snack occasionally during the night, as your a type 1 I'm just wondering if your bg levels are dropping low and that is what's driving your desire to snack, do you do a bg test when the munchies comes on?
     
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    barriebanana Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Try baby Bell cheese and sparkling water and cross biscuits off your shopping list
     
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