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1/9/13 9:40 P

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The SparkPeople Community is full of resources - from great SparkFriends like JLDACQ - and from the site article resources.

How to work the third shift and stay healthy - details sleep and nutrition (plus you can get SparkPoints for reading the article).

Thanks for posting your question, and here's hoping that you find the ideas that will get you closer to your healthy lifestyle goals.

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1/8/13 12:55 P

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Hi GarthFan,

It's a myth that eating in the evenings will make you gain weight. What happens often with evening eating for people who go to bed by 10-11pm is that fatigue makes us choose foods we wouldn't, or amounts we wouldn't, if we weren't tired. That said, I always have an evening snack, to help maintain my blood sugar levels at night. I would suggest you decide which 24hrs you're tracking with your schedule, even if that includes a bedtime snack at 1am. It might be a good idea to start your 24hrs when you awaken, since your internal clock is already set up for a later morning and a much later evening.

Does that help?


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1/8/13 7:48 A

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Hi there,
I was wondering if anyone on the team could help me out with this. Ok, you know how they say that you shouldn`t eat in the evenings after supper to lose weight. Well I have a little problem. I work as a cleaner for a sports arena. We sometimes work daytime hours 9 am until whenever the place is clean or night time hours which is 9 pm until the place is clean which can be until 6 to 7 am. It`s because of that, body clock tends to get screwed up. Since I work hours like that, we tend to have lunches at 3 am and etc. I really want to lose weight, but it`s hard when you`re having lunchtime at 3 am. Can anyone suggest anything I can do other then quitting the job which I can`t afford to do right now.

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