Thursday, February 21, 2008
I just can't seem to get around it that when I work night shift I go over calories for the day! I don't get much of a rest during the day before I go in, so I don't sleep through a meal. Also, I only work 2-3 nights a week usually, so I do feel hungry at the "normal" meal times. I've tried skipping breakfast or lunch and I felt ill all day. I've tried eating three meals with an extra filling healthy supper and I'm still hungry at about 2am. I work from 7pm-7am, and I have to be on my way to work by about 545pm at the lastest, and I don't get home until usually after 9am. I no longer feel that I need to run through mc donalds each morning after work, so I guess that's good, but I just don't know how to solve this problem. I didn't mention that I work at two different hospitals, and at one, the cafe is open all night so I can get fresh veggies, etc, if I want and I usually do, but at the other hospital, it's kind of a free for all and you munch on whatever's there unless you bring in something. it just seems like even when I make healthy choices, I go over calories. I would love any suggestions from any of you!
God bless us all!