If anyone has this issue please respond and discuss. I like playing basketball and the best time for me to play is in the evenings. When i get home after it may be around 1030 at night so when I get home I need to put something in my body or else I will probably deal with a terrible low and then I am playing with fire with that low going too low ( happened in the past unfortunately) and me blacking out.
Let me know if any one of you go to gym late and have this problem. I try not to eat at night but with me going to gym late i have no choice. Right now when I come home late I try sticking to a protein shake and that is all. What do you guys eat?
I have to tell you, I am vulnerable to lows after my workouts. If I don't take action, about two hours after my workouts, I can have a serious low. These seem to be what they call Post Exercise Late-Onset Hypoglycemia. One memorable hypo required like 90 grams of carbs to treat. This is on top of already reduced insulin. So today, I try to eat after workouts. I have a protein shake (with 1 c milk) right afterwards and then try to have a meal within 2 hrs. If I can't have a true meal, I'll at least try to get something in my stomach that has substantial protein.
I definitely have to eat after going to the gym, even with reducing my basal and bolus. If I don't I drop low very quickly, and end up having to eat a large number of carbs just to catch up.
You might try an experiment in which you actively monitor your BG after you get home in say 15-20 minutes intervals to see exactly how much you're dropping and how quick. Do this a few times, and then start to trend/average the values together so that you end up with a general outlook on how much carb intake you'll need to stop yourself from dropping low.
After you get some good data you should be able to either plan ahead, or be able to eat something with the right amount of carbs to prevent the low without going over requiring a correction.
I still wouldn't recommend going to bed right away though, especially if you're not able to sense you're dropping below before you'd be able to take action to correct it.
I know, I dont go to bed till I am sure. Last year I blacked out and broke my foot and really had 2 bad bruises in my eyes. The question I was asking was that I want to eat light at night, so what is the best thing to eat at night where I wont gain weight. I think protein shake bc its not heavy carbs. I am just asking for ideas
You know, in all that text... I didn't mention what I eat. haha.
It all depends on the amount of activity I've done, and how many carbs I think I'll need to keep myself in a comfortable zone. Usually its a protein shake if its light to moderate exercise that won't require many carbs. If its something that I know is going to require carbs I'll make myself a small wrap or something with some substinance, although nothing heavy as I hate feeling full when trying to sleep.
Also sorry to hear about the broken foot!
eating at night doesn't make you gain weight- that's a myth.
It's about totally daily/weekly calories.
So don't worry about that :)
...Now if you have indigestion, that's another story...
Doesn't matter what time I go to the gym. I have to eat when I'm done or I'll crash. That means I try to schedule my workouts before meals. I've done workout's after dinner before and they require a lot more planning. I'll definitely have to adjust basal and I'll still have to have a fairly substantial mal after I'm done.
It might be helpful to eat immediately after working out, rather than going home? Even if you are close, if you can bolus/ eat earlier, it might get things more resolved by bedtime?
Or at least quicker than if you wait - might get you to bed a little earlier. :)