I'm not as discriminating as you - I want to eat whatever happens to be in the fridge or on the shelves! I get hungry .. starving .. a couple of hours after supper and want to graze till bedtime. If I wake during the night, first thoughts are about leftovers or snacks.
Woke up early this am, bs @ 114, hadn't eaten since about 9pm. Not happy with that! Know I didn't eat anything yesterday or last night that I shouldn't have ...
Hope somebody will have some insights for both of us!
I don't know the reason for the cravings but I also go through the midnight hunger pangs - I don't give in - but I wake up in the morning like I hadn't eaten for days. I would like to know where they come from. I have heard and I have read that when sugar levels are elevated the cravings start - what are your readings when you begin to crave? - I haven't checked mine in the middle of the night but I think I will on the next episode. I am sure someone will a little more experience and knowledge will give us some of their wisdom -
Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 10/19/2006 11:35:23 AM (GMT-6)
All good tips. Thanks, everybody! It helps to know I'm not the only one struggling with this night time hunger.
Peanuts are a staple around here; always have been. I prefer them raw... almost always available in the baking aisle of the grocery store with other nuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc. Best ones (fresher) come from local co-ops - but maybe this is just in the south where they are grown.
Hadn't thought about cheese cubes, jeannie, but will put that on my list. I make my own pim-cheese with sharp chedder and Hellman's Lite. One of my "chocolate fixes' is Hood's milk with Nestle's Nesquik no sugar added chocolate milk mix... need to try judy's idea re Hood's chocolate milk.
Re apples: how much nutrition do I loose by peeling mine? Have found the peels don't digest well with my colostomy. Fruit yesterday was canned no sugar added peach slices with cottage cheese ... Very satisfying!
Bs was 112 this am ... oh well, new day, will try to do better today! Cooler here this morning so am looking forward to a soup/stew/chili. Really do like to have food available that doesn't requie portion control.
Tomorrow is the local "diabetic walk" fund raiser ... guess what they'll have at the food booth? Hot dogs, chips, soda ... Tell me that makes sense?!