College canteen, hostel mess, an in-campus restaurant or a proper restaurant with over 300 dishes on the menu- nothing can beat the happiness you feel while having a midnight snack.
When I think of college days, nostalgia creeps over my mind. College canteen, hostel mess, an in-campus restaurant or a proper restaurant with over 300 dishes on the menu- nothing can beat the happiness you feel while having a midnight snack. Though I was among those students who sleeps by one and rises by seven, I always fantasised about food I would have, while completing my assignment until late. Yes, I am a foodie as well. Adding to your pleasure or miseries (wink), there are friends or inmates who are on a constant look out for midnight snacks prepared by others.?
During the start of college life, people would sleep on time and get up early to leave for classes, just the way we used to do it in school. However, things change drastically when you’re in the second month of your college life. You totally agree, don’t you? That is when I realised the value of an electric kettle my mother gave me to use in emergency. That is when I knew, what she meant by emergency (wink).
A thought that came across my mind the other day was that, how healthy a diet is our midnight snack? While most of us, don’t really care about what time of day is it when we are hungry, there’s a bunch of people out there who think that eating just before you hit the bed could be unhealthy. Well, let me tell you something. Any extra calories above what you need, consumed at ANY time of the day, may be stored as body fat.
With the amount of activities we’re involved in college; our body needs to refuel at least every four hours. Say, if I had dinner around 8 and don’t hit the bed until 2 or later, I would gorge on food even at 2, before going to bed. That’s not a big deal. Infact, I think anybody would.
As for now, I am having a bowl of hot, sizzling maggi with cutting chai. Ah! What bliss at 1 in the morning. Maggi, few cups of chocolate milk, sponge cake or a left over slice of exotic pizza from dinner – which is your favourite midnight, snack in hostel?
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