Jen and to the team. I worked nights for over 30 yrs. and it is not only difficult to figure out your meal plan but figuring out what time to eat and what foods are available at that time. Night shift people tend to have less healthy meal plans because of the disruption of our biorhythms. Best wishes to you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
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Great to see you jumping into our message boards with your introduction!
There are many nurses and others on our Team who have night shift challenges also. I believe there have been some past message threads about this that you can check out.
My suggestion for the Food Tracker is to simply "translate" the SP designation to one that works for you. For instance SP's "Dinner" may be what you consider to be your Breakfast.
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Hello everyone!! My name is Jen and I am 35 years old. I am a RT at a small hospital and I work nights. I have been married to my husband for 12 years in Sept and we have 2 boys. I have been over weight ever since I had my kids who are 9 and 7 now. I find working night shift makes it really difficult to have any kind of normalcy. For example I have trouble logging my food because what is a normal breakfast, lunch, and dinner is completely different from mine. I ate my "dinner" last night at 3am so technically that is a new day. Anyway I am ready to make a change and get healthy!!
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