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Do you indulge in a midnight snack?

Asked by LornaLove (9214points) January 28th, 2014

If so, it might not be at midnight? Its 3am for me and this is where the trouble all begins! I’ve just eaten a fudge flavoured soya pudding.

What time is your midnight snack? What are the most guilt laden goodies you have indulged in? Then gone to sleep with all that in on your tummy!

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WestRiverrat's avatar

Yes, but then I get off work at 1:30 am. It is usually a combination of supper and breakfast before I go to bed.

Cruiser's avatar

No…I have a digestive disease that will be aggravated and possibly kill me if I eat too much food or specifically after 6 PM.

zenvelo's avatar

I used to, especially when I was younger and used to stay up late all the time. When i was in college, we’d rotate between an all night coffee shop, or a doughnut shop (fresh hot apple fritters at 2 a.m.!) or a Jack-in-the-Box.

I used to love a couple Breakfast Jacks, O-rings, and a Dr Pepper, all after midnight.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

With a new infant, there is no midnight, it’s all on 2 hour shifts and yes I do try to eat a cookie at night here and there.

Seek's avatar

I don’t make too much of a big deal of when I eat.

My husband does swing shifts, so one night we could have dinner at 4:00 PM before he leaves for work, and another night I could be cooking at midnight when he gets home after an 18 hour shift on the other coast.

Otherwise, I eat when I’m hungry. If that’s the middle of the night, so be it. My go-to quick things are bowls of cereal and slices of homemade bread that actually made it that late.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Never. The last thing I eat or drink is about 2 hours before bed. It helps me sleep like a baby.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I just finished a big bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce. It was amazing. Not that HFC crap either.

filmfann's avatar

Sometimes, but rarely I will have a bowl of cereal.

dxs's avatar

No. I’m in bed by then.

Coloma's avatar

Rarely, but on occasion the BEST thing in the world is to wake up in the middle of the night and have a piece of chocolate, an ice cold drink of water and back to lullaby land.
In my reckless youth in San Diego I lived in an apartment right across the street from an all night mexican place. Oh man….many a party night we made an Albertos run at 3 am.
NOTHING is better than mexican food after drinking. :-D

I often wonder if my 500 champagne corks I popped from my balcony are still on that laundry room roof. haha

LornaLove's avatar

@Coloma That deserved 10 GA’s :)

livelaughlove21's avatar

No. I’d be 300 lbs if I did. I go to bed around 9 and don’t get out of bed for anything but using the bathroom until 6.

ucme's avatar

When I was a kid I snuck a bag of toffees to bed with the intention of eating a couple before I fell asleep.
I made two mistakes that night, first, the toffees had no wrappers & second, I was more tired than I thought. Woke up the next morning with several of the sticky bastards welded to my face, looked in the mirror & saw what can only be described as a recently beaten piƱata staring back at me.
Candyman, Candyman…Candyman!

Pachy's avatar

I rarely eat anything after 7. I used to eat a heavy dinner as late as 8. Not surprisingly, I regularly had stomach discomfort overnight. Now I eat as early as 5:45 or 6, sometimes 6:30, and then eat nothing more after that, and no more stomach problems.

jca's avatar

Never. If I do feel hungry at that hour, I ignore it and/or drink water. The worst thing you could do, if you’re going to sleep within a few hours, is eat something.

Pachy's avatar

I agree with @jca about no snacking, but toward bedtime, if I’m still wide awake and feeling hunger pangs, I’ll have a cup of non-decaf tea or Keurig apple cider, and if I’m too hungry too resist, a small Del Monte fruit cup.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Never. In fact, I rarely eat after 4:00 p.m.

janbb's avatar

I don’t nosh during the night.

UnholyThirst's avatar

Indulgence is one of the deadly sins. Why yes, yes I most certainly do indulge at midnight…

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’m with @Dutchess_III. I eat supper around 5:00 and that is it. I am NPO until breakfast. I do not sleep well on a full stomach. If I drink something just before bed I need to get up to pee so my cut off is 2 -3 hours. I prefer to have a nice deep sleep.

And it helps me keep my boyish figure. ;-)

livelaughlove21's avatar

Psht, I don’t even get home until 6:15. If I eat by 7, that’s early. How nice to be home at 4 or 5 – I’m still working at that time.

I eat from 5AM until 8PM. The fewest number of NPO hours the better for this girl. And my figure is just fine.

To each his own I guess. I just don’t understand thinking of eating as a hassle. Makes me sad. Oh well…

Dutchess_III's avatar

Why in the world would that make you sad @livelaughlove21??

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Dutchess_III Uh, because food is awesome and it sucks that some people don’t seem to enjoy it much.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@livelaughlove21 GA. Really good food is up there with good sex as one of the great pleasures in life.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Amen, brother. :) I can’t imagine not experiencing the joy of satisfying a particularly strong food craving.

…and I wonder how much of it is truly not enjoying food and/or thinking it’s a hassle and how much of it is a habit formed from an attempt to lose/maintain weight, though it’s a completely unnecessary tactic.

dxs's avatar

@livelaughlove21 First of all, I’m trying to gain weight, so believe me when I say if I wanted food (and had an infinite amount of money) I’d eat it. I want to enjoy food and am open-minded, but with my lack of appetite, it’s out of my hands. Most of the time I eat for sustenance. I always thought it was a benefit because since I generally have an indifference to foods, I go for the healthier stuff. That being said, I had a really good bowl of pasta earlier today.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh, I love a special, really good meal as much as anyone, or a new tasty dish (jalapeno poppers! Num!!) especially when I’m hungry, but as far as the daily grind goes, it’s just a hassle. Just something I have to do.

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