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6/16/12 11:29 A

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all the best and hope you will be able to find what works for you.........

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6/16/12 7:09 A

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Another thing to consider is sometimes if we forget to properly hydrate ourselves it can contribute to "tanking."

You might try experimenting with different snacks / beverages and see if you can find something that works better than what you've already tried.

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6/16/12 12:06 A

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I would agree with Becky. I am a retired ED nurse and I found grabbing a nutrition bar as a snack was the way I kept the energy going. There is usually 5 minutes one can find to feed the body. Or you could get a protein/carb drink. Without knowing your situation, it is hard to second guess your needs. Good luck in finding an answer as I know the energy you are using.

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6/15/12 4:19 P

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What is your SP calorie range?
What is your typical daily intake?
If you make your nutrition tracker public, we can give more helpful tips.
I agree...it does sound like a planned snack would be very beneficial.
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6/15/12 2:14 P

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Hey Team,
I work in a pretty busy emergency room and I am having the same issue over and over since I started counting calories and increasing my physical activity. About half though my shift, I totally crash and my brain doesn't want to work anymore.
I am guessing that I need a carb/protein type snack at that point instead of a cup of coffee, but that usually would put me over my calorie goals for the day.
Is there any way to increase my calorie intake on the busy days at work without totally tanking my goals? My work isn't offically exercise, but it is certainly not a desk job!
Thanks!
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