I agree with LADYSTARWIND
I worked midnights and second shift for 30+ years. "Breakfast", for me, was the first meal of my "day". Lunch came in the middle of my shift. "Dinner" was a typical person's breakfast-time.
In fact, our local restaurant knew us so well that if we went in to eat in the morning, they brought my husband a breakfast menu and me the dinner one! It only took a time or two of tipping the kitchen staff in thanks to instigate that. And yes, it created a lot of confused expressions on the part of other diners! LOL
Don't abandon your healthy eating habits because of your hours. There's no reason you can't have good lunches at work. I know of very few places which don't at least have a microwave available. And if you do work somewhere which has no eating facilities at all, you still can pack cold lunches which don't catapult you off a good nutritional plan. The sweets (in liquid or solid form) will actually reduce your efficiency - energy and stamina - if you rely on them to "stay awake". And using that type of crutch eventually catches up with you: you end up having to resort to them more and more to get the same effect. And we all know where that ends up. We're here trying to turn that around!
Eat a good breakfast, whatever good lunch you can devise, and your best meal after work. Then don't just drop into bed! Tired or not, that's the time to do most of your household things and not drive any neighbors crazy. They don't seem to be cognizant of the same consideration... but none of my neighbors (when I was living in an apartment complex) appreciated it much when I'd start vacuuming at strange hours. Do your noisy stuff when they've gotten up and gone to work. You'll still have plenty of time for sleep before they start coming home from their day jobs. If you get off slightly before "up" time for others, go shopping! It's the best time in the world to be in a grocery - when the only "traffic" you have to navigate are the stockers. I loved it.
Nights can be miraculous for those of us suited to it. You just have to stop trying to fit it into a day schedule. It's different. Nevermind "typical"!
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
~attributed to Chief Seattle
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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