Do You Often Get Hungry after Midnight?

Do you give in to your hunger and cook Indomie or other guilty pleasure? Or do you just sleep it off? Any healthy snacks ideas past midnight?

POLL: Do you often get hungry after midnight?

Poll Options

  • 72
    YES
  • 100
    NO

Comments

  • +1 vote

    Nutella sandwich.

    Nah I down a lot of water and that does the trick.

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      Ohhh Nutella Sandwich sounds really nice…too bad I dont have nutella in my pantry now 😭😭😭

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        Freddo frog covered in peanut butter. Or any chocolate for that matter.

        • +1 vote

          I would advise against chocolate before bedtime. It contains theobromine which is a methylxanthine like caffeine and so may have a stimulant and wakefulness promoting effect.

          • +2 votes

            @Scrooge McDuck: For satiety and promoting sleep I would recommend something high in fibre and low glycemic index carbohydrates with a bit of protein and fat. A great candidate is simply a bowl of (oat) porridge with milk. It's cheap too!

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            @Scrooge McDuck: It's a good thing I dont… anymore. I replaced night time snacking with cardio.

      • +1 vote

        You've asked 4 questions in your description and 1 in your title, to which does the poll pertain?

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          Personally I have 2 or 3 meals after midnight but I'm getting hyoooge.

          Tonight I have home cooked crispy skin chicken pieces with spicy salt, cinnamon donuts with brandy custard and blueberry muffins.

          Two packets of Indomie with a raw egg stirred through is a favourite on a budget.

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    don’t cook at midnight because I’m too lazy. I’ll just find whatever’s leftover in the fridge or any snacks (usually junk food) in the pantry. what even is a diet?

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      I too find my self frequently open n closing the fridge to see what's available to eat after 10pm lol

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        this thread made me go find food at midnight lol

  • +7 votes

    Remember Gremlins (The Movie)?

    • -5 votes

      Not really, also maybe I havent watched it. Any link to youtube clip?

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    Eat when I hungry. If I'm working through midnight then I probably hungry, work makes you bored and hungry. Or maybe I just get hungry when bored. If I couldn't see my toes past my stomach, I'd probably drink water for a while though and just put up with being bored.

  • +2 votes

    What I do is go to one of those Lebanese bakeries and get a few half-cheese/half-zaatar Manoush things. They come folded, cut them in half and stick a few in a pizza box into the freezer.

    When you need a midnight snack, take a half piece out, 2 mins in microwave on high and ready to munch.

    Stock picture for reference: https://i.imgur.com/WQ6giNC.jpg

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      Wow looks Yummmm…I'll try this next time. Thx mate

  • +2 votes

    I do. I munch on nuts, hoping it's healthy. I used to eat instant noodles and such, which my GP didn't appreciate.

    I think having food at night, especially anything that can raise your body temperature can cause bit of negative cycle with sleep patterns and whatnots with having food at night (metabolism, body temperature and whole other issues).

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      hmmm this explain my "whole other issues" indeed. lol

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        lol. I cannot remember what the exact theory and exact supports were so I fudged my words a little there. :P

        I think there were supports for late night eating and its negative impact on sleep cycle, and one of the theories that might explain this (along with many other explanations, of course), is that body temperature changes seem to be related to sleep cycle and eating causes changes to body temperatures.

        It's been awhile since I learnt this so… not sure I got the details right.

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    eat rice and you can sleep well.

  • +3 votes

    If ive brushed my teeth, then no eating til after a sleep

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    Lemon ginger tea

  • +1 vote

    Eat or you won't be able to sleep

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    Usually not as I intermittent fast, but I have stopped that habit due to holidays recently.

  • +1 vote

    Uber eats it

  • +1 vote

    Probably best just to ignore it. Eating starchy, salty greasy foods that will sit like a rock in your stomach all night isn't really conducive to a good night's sleep.

    Having said that, when I've been ravenous like that, eating an apple and a small handful of almonds works really well - quite surprising really, you don't think it will, but it does - and good for you too.

    If you can't sleep heat up some milk in the microwave - it will help you sleep, and will give your body a little protein boost. Also there is some speculation that the amino acid tryptophan contained in milk acts as a relaxant. It's the precursor to serotonin, which in turn is a precursor to melatonin, colloquially known as the 'sleep hormone'. Although it's debatable that a mug of milk would contain enough tryptophan to make much of a difference, it does seem to work for me.

  • +2 votes

    It's very rare that I'm awake after midnight so I hope I'm not eating anything!

    What are you guys doing awake so late anyway?

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      Working

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      Depression and anxiety messing the sleeping pattern up, yay?

  • +1 vote

    One should, that's why it's called "break-fast"

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    If am hungry after midnight, I grab anything I can see in my dreams before I wake up 😀

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    Sometimes, I try to stop eating by 8pm

  • +1 vote

    I'm usually asleep

  • +3 votes

    Intermittent fasting. No eating after 8pm and not before 12pm (noon) the next day. One espresso in the morning, otherwise only water for 16 hours. Easy peasy. Thank me later.

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      I agree. I lost 13 kilos over the lock down period.

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        Great job!! I lost almost 5 kg due to wfh. I eat less take away n cooked my own food. Mostly stir fry chicken or beef with heaps of veggie and because I wfh I also have more energy to jog after 5pm. Normally I got really tired when I got home from work.

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    Eat when hungry. If it’s ongoing and bothers you, assess lifestyle/habits. Sometimes it’s to do with stress or too busy and eating patterns get affected, so when you’re hungry at night you’re body is telling you it’s “safe” to eat. There’s no lion lurking behind a bush kinda cave people mentality, as our brain apparently can’t tell real threats from first world problems ^_^

    I usually have fruits (sweet ones), nuts, toast… something light and won’t get me too hyper. Try not to get on Ozbargain or you might be up longer LoL