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Do You Snack in the Middle of the Night?

I think it's so important to listen to your body and eat when you're hungry. Sometimes, though, hunger pangs and tummy rumbles can come at weird times, like in the middle of the night. I'm wondering if you listen to them . . .

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mtiger mtiger 8 years
I never wake up in the middle of the night and eat. My boyfriend does it all the time! He'll wake up at like 2 and eat whatever's in the house.
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 8 years
Yes, I do, it's not worth losing the sleep if I wake up because of hunger.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
never... once I hit the bed... I don't leave it til the morning. Not even for bathroom breaks.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
no - i'm not a night time snacker. i figure that if i haven't eaten before bed, then that's something that i'll have to deal with until breakfast. i think that i have always been good about setting boundaries for myself in that sense.
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
If I wake up truly hungry of course I'll eat something! There's no way I can sleep with a rumbling tummy :( This happens pretty rarely though.
MaggieLei MaggieLei 8 years
When I was nursing my son, I would wake up starving and not be able to go back to sleep unless I ate. It was so frustrating! For a while, I drank a glass of egg nog, but then I decided I wanted to lose my baby weight. Next I started keeping a PB&J by my bed for when I woke up in the middle of the night. That worked well. Even now, if I wake up hungry, I can't go back to sleep unless I eat a little yogurt or something. It doesn't happen often- unless I am working out more than normal. If your body wakes you up to tell you that you're hungry, you probably need to eat something.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I guess I should modify my answers...if I've been out having drinks or something I might have a snack when I get home, but on normal nights I don't snack, and I never wake up and snack.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I never wake up in the middle of the night...I'm a really sound sleeper. Sometimes I wake up really thirsty and I'll drink some water, but that's it.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
never really woke up from a sleep to snack, though i have come hoe lateat night and snacked on some random foods before bed. last night came home at 12am and had some fig bars. . . :\
Allytta Allytta 8 years
never. i'd rather starve to death. i try not to eat after 21.00 and it works 360 days a year :)
wiggle wiggle 8 years
I really only snacked in the middle of the night when I was preggo. I would have a bowl of cereal at like 2 a.m.
animatedpunk animatedpunk 8 years
actually this has happened to me TWICE this week and I wish it would stop! I've woke up around 4am just STARVING. And my stomach hurts and is growling and it's impossible to fall asleep until I go eat something. This has never happened before and I'm not sure why it recently started...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Never. I only eat three full meals a day. I know that goes against conventional wisdom, but I've never been a snacker. I just don't snack.
jessie jessie 8 years
now that i think about it....i've never done this!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
not unless I just got back from a club . . .
1apple 1apple 8 years
This is kinda weird, but I wake up nearly every night in the middle of the night and eat 2 all-bran or granola bars, read a little bit of a magazine, then go back to sleep. It has just become a habit for me! I enjoy the quiet and time alone, plus I'm always racing around in the morning and don't leave much/any time to have breakfast. And my weight has stayed at the weight I'm happiest with. So...this works for me! Strange, I know.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I never do. I never eat later than 6pm.
glampop20 glampop20 8 years
I never wake up and get out of bed in the middle of the night. My boyfriend, on the other hand, gets up all the time and just eats whatever he can find.
stumbler02 stumbler02 8 years
I never get up in the middle of the night. When I do, I barely have the energy to use the bathroom. I might eat midnight snacks sometimes if I'm still awake past 12. But I try not to do that either.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I have hypoglycemia and struggle to keep my blood sugar up. If I wake up in the middle of the night hungry, I'm often to weak to get out of bed and get to the kitchen for food. Everyone laughs at me, but I have small snacks (wrapped, of course) stashed in my dresser drawer within arms reach of my side of the bed. I usually only resort to them about once or twice a week.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
By the way I wasn't pregnant in high school I was just telling a story of my cravings from then.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
In high school I always ate in the middle of the night for some reason I would scarf a whole can of peaches. Now that I'm expecting I'm sure I'll be hit with goofy cravings again. Last time I was pregnant the only time I would eat and not get sick was night time, so I ate as much as a could in the evenings.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Nope, not worth the extra calories.
kia kia 8 years
I don't wake up to do it. It is a rarity to eat in the middle of the night. When I do it is coming home really late from field work, a concert, or a road trip.
crayolasky crayolasky 8 years
It's a very rare occurence for me, but I never wake up in the middle of the night and get a "midnight snack". It's only if I'm up really late - then I might have a little something.
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