I know those early shifts where you can barely manage to roll out of bed and get dressed for work. I know, for me, if I have a day where I have to get up at 5am, I cannot get myself up a minute sooner. I will set my alarm, but it just will not happen. I also cannot get myself to fall asleep earlier in plans of waking up early.
My suggestion would be, for breakfast, to consider a decent protein bar to go with your shake. A NuGo Slim Bar, GoodBean bar, or a Larabar ALT would be good. Even some cereal and/or nuts would work. What about making a few sandwiches with Canadian bacon, egg, and cheese on an English muffin and freezing them? If you have a Magic Bullet or Nutribullet you can put milk, Greek yogurt, and protein powder or other ingredients in the container then night before. Just keep proportioned frozen fruit in ziploc bags in the freezer to throw into the smoothie before blending. Are those things you can manage?
Another suggestion I have is to pack your lunch. I know you work in a grocery store, so food is available, but for you, having to purchase your food might not be the best choice for you right now. If you can stay out of the aisles as much as possible on your break time, you might do better. Maybe you need to pack a lunchbag with a healthy lunch and a couple snacks for breaks and just go straight from work to the break room without even going down the aisles. If you need a drink, just get water from a cooler case near the registers.
Another thing you should do is come up with a list of emergency lunch ideas that you can throw together. Tuna with crackers, Greek yogurt, salad, pretzels with hummus, fruit, soup, even frozen entrees will do in a pinch (paired with a yogurt and some fruit).
I know the road to hell is paved with good intentions, however, so if you do find that you need to buy your lunch more than you would like, I would also try to map a different route through the store. Try training yourself to avoid the hot foods area as much as possible. Can you make a turn before you get there and cut through a different aisle? I know you won't be able to avoid the smells and that section entirely, but maybe limiting the time spent in the middle of it will help.
Another idea is to keep a 100 calorie pack of almonds or other nuts or a protein bar in your pocket, so you have something you can eat the second you go on break. It won't fill you, but it might be just enough to keep you from desperately rushing to the pizza or lo mein because you are STARVING.
Hope I gave you some ideas you can tweak to make work for you.
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