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4/6/12 11:46 A

you must preplan your meals--otherwise it is too easy to fall into unhealthy eating--ordering out, vending machines, etc.
I like to take frozen fruit, soup, or left overs from meals where I preplanned and made extras. scrambled eggs travel well--I put them in an Arnold pita for a breakfast sandwich.
I dont have a refrigerator to keep my lunch bag in, however, I use a frozen cool pack which keeps things nice and cool for several hours.
Good luck. you will find what works best for you.

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4/5/12 3:17 P

Shift workers have their own normal time frame. I agree with IVYLASS that healthy eating can be done even during a shift work. Now what would really mess with some people if you have rotating shifts.

Edited by: FEDGIRL4 at: 4/5/2012 (15:18)

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4/5/12 2:35 P

I work the same shift. So all my meals are delayed. I eat "breakfast" at around noon when I get up. Then a "lunch" at around 5 and dinner when I get home at around midnight. Some ideas could be salads. I recently found containers that have a separate cup for dressing that fits into the lid, I love them. Or some soups. You can make big batches and reheat at work. I find that most still taste as good if not better later on.

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4/5/12 11:43 A

depends on the type of work you do and what is the environment.

if it is in an office, then bring your already-prepared dinner from home (HEALTHY FOODS) with you, put it in the fridge and heat it up at 6 or 6:30 to eat it for dinner...if not at your desk, then hopefully they have a table in the kitchen to sit at.

if not in an office and there is no fridge, then pack a dinner that you can eat cold...salad, sandwich, fruit and so on. Eat it at dinner time -- not later.
Do not drink coffeee just because you are working the night shift. No naughty knick knack as that can be bad. If you need to snack then go for fruit or yogurt at around 8:30, plus some herbal tea

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4/5/12 11:31 A

I work a 4-12 shift. Most of the time I have eaten all I need before going to work. I don't start eating most times before 10 am and eat my dinner between 2 and 3 pm. If I take anything to eat, which I frequently do, I take Bumble Bee tuna packets with just the crackers and fixings stuff. It is a good idea for me to leave my change at home so the vending machine isn't an option. I also keep popcorn in my drawer and will pack Dole peaches and cream or other fruits to snack on. Fruit is usually my best bet. Get you a small lunch snack to take your helathy stuff with you. If you have had your calories for the day leave the sack at home. When you feel yourself beginning to cave, take a walk and a swig of water. There are also Campbell's soups that you heat or lean cuisine.

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4/5/12 11:18 A

Ok...I get that. I guess more to the point....what can I make ahead for supper that travels well and still tastes good after being reheated in a microwave :)

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4/5/12 11:13 A

It's no different from working 8a-5p. Fruits, veggies, smart food choices, no fast food, etc.

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4/5/12 11:02 A

Need tips on healthy eating healthy while working 3-11.

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