10-22-2011 02:40 PM
So I've been reading that it's a good idea to have a snack before you go to sleep to make sure you avoid dropping bg while you sleep. Last night before bed my bg was 119, I ate about half a bag of popcorn and a small handful of mixed nuts ( I had read to have protien and cards) I don't think this was a good choice because when I woke up y bg was 151??? Any ideas on a good before bed snack that will keep my numbers normal? Thanks everyone
10-22-2011 04:12 PM
10-22-2011 07:06 PM
I usually do some type of whole wheat crackers (usually about 15 carbs worth) and a couple of slices of cheese (sometimes peanut butter). Gets a little old after a while but I get a consistent response from it. Bottom line try a couple of different things and user your meter and it will let you know what works for you.
Love the popcorn but it is a killer to by numbers but sometimes I just have to do it. Those days I try to do it earlier and then walk it off.
10-22-2011 07:22 PM
Kelley, you might try home popped pop corn. I use an air popper so that my pop corn is about 5grams of carbohydrate per cup. With commercially bought pop corn there is often added sugar. Read the label.
I do add butter and salt and usually eat about 2 cups in an evening snack. That would be about 10 grams of carb and it hardly affects my blood glucose at all.
For an actual bedtime snack I choose a fairly low carb yogurt that although low fat also has some protein. Nuts seem a rather heavy, fatty type of food to go to sleep on.
But we all differ and you need to find out what works for you.
10-22-2011 07:31 PM
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10-23-2011 07:02 AM
If I feel I need a snack at bedtime, I usually have yogurt, or 3 graham cracker squares and 1/2 cup 1% milk, or rye crackers with hummus, light cheese or lower-sodium turkey, or graham crackers and peanut butter, or just a few almonds.
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