Fiber one bars at night?

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 01:55
Ok everyone, I have a serious problem with staying up late at night and eating. I just cant help it.

Im diabetic and when I stay up late my blood sugar goes low so at times I end up just eating a lot of snacks.

Are fiber one bars a good choice for a late night snack? or an I better off just eating anything. They have carbs, sugar, and protein.. but is that good for when youre about to go to bed?

Thanks for any feedback!

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 02:09
Could you possibly go to bed earlier? That would seem to eliminate two problems at the same time.
Low GI is best for diabetics. In fact, it was developed for diabetic people. Google Low GI sites (Glycaemic Index).
Avocados are excellent. They have 0 sugar.

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 02:32
In my book, any snack that doesn't make you go over your calories is a good snack. It's not TOO important when you eat what, unless you're doing a diet that has those restrictions. I say enjoy your fiber bar.
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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 04:21
Yep I agree with KK, if you like them, and they aren't making you go over your calorie limit then eat and enjoy.

However that said it's 90cal-130cal for one small bar.

You could have a whole lot of melon or veggie sticks and a low cal dip for the same calorie count.

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 05:19
I would choose natural foods over any processed food even the ones that try to make you think that they're 'healthy' choices. This product contains 5 different types of sugar in it including High Maltose Corn Syrup, which is horrible for you health wise.

If you need to munch have you ever tried making your own veggie chips? Take kale , rip into pieces, spritz lightly with olive oil, sprinkle with your favourite seasoning, or Sea salt. bake at 350 for 7 -9 min at 350. Just as crunchy and tasty as any processed chip. You can do this with any veggie thinly sliced. And you can eat way more of these with a clear conscience.
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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 07:53
I am a diabetic too and I found that Fiber One bars increased my blood sugar a lot, especially my fasting if I ate them before bed, so I don't eat them anymore. The snacks I like best when I stay up late are sunflower seeds, the kind that are still in the shell, or meat/cheese roll ups. I especially like the sunflower seeds because they come in several flavors and take awhile to eat. It takes me about an hour to eat half of one of the Frito Lay .50 packages and by that time, I'm not feeling hungry anymore.

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 08:11
if you are diabetic, low Gi helps regulate your blood sugar. kingkeld, what works for you doesn't necessarily work for another. Take note when people post, and if they have specific conditions, that means that certain foods can make those conditions better or worse. If you were totally lactose intolerant and someone said what you said, and had yogurt based on your advice, it wouldn't do them good at all. I think you post just to see yourself speak.

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 08:39
My suggestion would be to contact your doctor, or someone at the diabetic association who can give you the best advice on what to munch on at night that is blood sugar friendly.
Personally I do not believe that fibre one bars are as they contain too many refined sugars which could lead to a reaction. But that is just my opinion!

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 08:56
I found this on the Mayo Clinic's site. At the end it says if you take meds your doc might be able to adjust your meds to keep from having to snack.

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Late-night eating: OK if you have diabetes?

Are late-night snacks a no-no for people who have diabetes?


Controlling Your Diabetes

from Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D.

If you have diabetes, late-night snacks aren't necessarily off-limits — but it's important to make wise choices.

Late-night snacks add extra calories, which can lead to weight gain. And if you snack after your evening meal — especially if the foods contain carbohydrates — you may wake up the next morning with a high blood sugar level.

If you're hungry after dinner, choose a "free" food, such as:

A can of diet soda
A serving of sugar-free gelatin
Five baby carrots
Two saltine crackers
One vanilla wafer

Or swap the snack for a piece of gum or hard candy. These "free" foods have few, if any, carbohydrates and calories, so they won't contribute to weight gain or increased blood sugar.

If you take insulin or other diabetes medications and must snack before bedtime to prevent low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) during the night, talk to your doctor. He or she may adjust the dose of your medications to prevent the need for a late-night snack.
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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 08:58
Now Limogi, let's all play nice. No one wants a repeat of yesterday's forum war. KK was mostly responding to the "timing of eating" question. He did so to try to help a fellow human on a hard journey. His post was positive and polite. While I too agree that the Fiber One bar is not the best choice for a diabetic, it is ultimately up to BroBla to make this decision for himself. What won't help him decide are personal attacks directed at others. I truly believe that we can all express our views in mature, thoughtful ways that will increase knowledge and help others, and ourselves, to achieve our goals of being healthy and fit. Let's keep things positive and supportive!

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 13:00
Thank you guys for all the feedback! I think fruit is surely a great choice. Also, as mentioned anything not processed is a great idea! Since I need carbs if my blood sugar is low, I cant do vegetables really. But fruit is a great choice!

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Posted: 09 Jul 2013, 13:01
Oh, and going to bed early is not an option. I'm up late getting things done! Smile

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