Everything you eat as a snack, spikes your blood sugar, even the protein shakes. They usually have a lot of carbs, adn are easily digestible. When your blood sugar spikes, the body produces Insulin, and it drops. So right about the time you get home, your body says.. I'm starving.
Try some high fat/protein foods, and add in a small amount of carbs at each snack. Apples with peanut butter, or some berries, and 2 ozs of cheese for example. My favorite is macadamia nuts, and green beans ( not together, but at same time ). Fat provides energy, but not a spike, then drop. You may want to eat carbs for the first snack, and then more fat/protein in the one before going home.
That way when you get home, you can eat sensibly, instead of being hungry, but get energy from the carby snack you have first.
Pre-cooking food is a great way to eat sensibly when you get home too. After a long shift, stopping for food seems a lot better than cooking a meal. Pre-plan days in advance, and stick to it.
Russell - current BMI 32.5
197 - bmi-30
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 227.6