I work night shift and I use my personal "sun up" rule. I count everything from sun up to sun up, as opposed to midnight to midnight. Midnight to midnight wouldn't work for me, personally, because I don't always eat at the same time in my shift, so it might fall more before or after midnight on certain nights. I count everything from the time I get up in the afternoon basically until I get off in the morning. Once I'm off and the sun is up for another day, that's when I reset and start counting it on that next day. For instance, say I work Monday night. I'll count all day Monday and that whole night shift on my Monday tracker. Once I leave work, if I eat anything else before going to bed, I'll put it up as Tuesday's breakfast. Then, I continue on Tuesday's dinner when I get up that evening. I made a third meal section in my tracker to count meals during work. On days where I'm up all day and work that night, it requires being a little more careful because you're trying to pack 24 hours worth of wake time into your calorie range, but knowing that, I can make it work for me. With that being said, I also get a little wiggle room on days I'm not going back to work where I've slept during the day and will sleep again at night. I get the afternoon and evening (a short time) to eat all of my calories if I want. You'll figure sometimes out that works for you, but it may take a little experimenting. Good luck!
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