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My dietician has me on 1 carb (15g) and 1 protein (7g) as late as I can eat it before bed, so around 9:30pm. I really see no difference in my fasting numbers regardless of what type of snack I eat. I can even skip the protein and I'll see the same fasting numbers. I only see a super high fasting reading if I don't have a snack at all and my after dinner numbers were low. I get that sunrise effect.
Anyways, I'm just curious when you were told to have your snack and what it's suppose to be.
I'm allowed 30g of carbs per meal/snack. So I aim for that, with around 10g protein for my night-time snack. Usually I have it around 9:00. Sometimes I have a baked quesadilla on a lo-carb tortilla topped with black beans, cheese and sometimes peppers, with salsa. If I'm lazy it's a piece of double-fiber toast with butter and a glass of milk. If I'm constipated then it's a FiberPlus bar and a glass of milk. I typically go to bed around 10 or 10:30; if I feel a bit hungry at that point then I have a few handfuls of whole-grain Goldfish crackers; that doesn't seem to effect my fasting numbers. If I have a high after-dinner number, I always go for the baked quesadilla, but if my after-dinner number is low then I can have one of the other options and still have a good fasting number.
Rachel, mama to Luke (10/13/05), Ethan (6/24/07) & Liliana (1/1/10).