When midnight hits..

If midnight strikes and you're still awake, and have a snack.. do you log it as the 'next day' since it's technically a new day? Or do you just add it to your original day because you haven't slept? I know ultimately it probably doesn't matter, but I'm just curious


  • Ready2Rock206
    Ready2Rock206 Posts: 9,488 Member
    I log wake to sleep on the same day so I would log it on the original day but you're correct it is just personal preference as to which day to log it on.
    MISSYLOU143 Posts: 22 Member
    I had the same question .. I log everything in for the same day.. from when I get up to when I go to sleep that's considered one day for me
  • misnomer1
    misnomer1 Posts: 646 Member
    It does not matter for weight loss which day you log it. I prefer closing my diary at midnight.
  • JeromeBarry1
    JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,182 Member
    I add it to the day I awoke in.
  • Fuzzipeg
    Fuzzipeg Posts: 2,297 Member
    I thought the calories involved evaporated at the midnight hour.

    not really.
  • scarlett_k
    scarlett_k Posts: 812 Member
    I have tried it both ways and I prefer to just log it for the original day because it's just setting myself up to feel like a failure if I log it for the next day. Of course, our bodies don't care either way!
  • taziarj
    taziarj Posts: 243 Member
    I would say that if you are already at or over your calorie goal for the day, log it on the next day so you better balance out over the two day period. If you log it for the first day and are over and then hit your calorie goal on the second day, you will be over your goal for the two day period. However if you add it to the second day, you will then have fewer calories to consume the second day and if you hit your goal for that day, then over the two day period you are not over your goals. If you were to log it on the first day and were over by say 300 calories and then hit your goal on the second day, you would be over your goals for the two day period.
  • wonderchu
    wonderchu Posts: 53 Member
    MossiO wrote: »
    Add it to my original day since I haven't slept. Plus I don't want to start a fresh new day with the previous night's munchies in my log!

    This. But I do sleep between 4am and 12pm so yeah.

  • EatingAndKnitting
    EatingAndKnitting Posts: 531 Member
    It isn't tomorrow until I've slept, no matter what the calendar says.

    I would log it under "snacks" because I don't have any other meals set up.
  • AudreyJDuke
    AudreyJDuke Posts: 1,092 Member
    I do count midnight to midnight but everybody is different. Whatever works!
  • RoxieDawn
    RoxieDawn Posts: 15,488 Member
    No one saw me eat it that late, so its not free? Just kidding!!!

    I log it in the day I am still awake for.. Don't like the idea of waking up seeing already used up calories. Its what matters at the end of the week though no matter how I chose to log these 2 days.
  • runningforthetrain
    runningforthetrain Posts: 1,037 Member
    For me the stroke of midnight became a kind of crutch. Since I am a night person, I would tell myself wait until midnight then you can have more chocolate...more whatever... like free money:) Ultimately, it worked better for me to log those cals from wake to sleep.
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,627 Member
    it really doesnt matter, as long as it gets logged.
  • VeryKatie
    VeryKatie Posts: 5,924 Member
    edited October 2017
    I add it to the new day since the app makes the day change over and I'm too lazy to switch it. Plus have usually already hit the complete button. But I often eat a 3 am snack these days lol so I had to start doing it that way. What do you do when you snack while feeding the baby? New day? Old day? haha.
  • tess5036
    tess5036 Posts: 942 Member
    I log it for the previous day as I start a new day from when I wake up