Not only do I try to bring or choose the healthier snack, I have gotten in the routine of asking my coworkers to help hold me accountable and make sure that I don't have too much caffeine or junk food. They have seen that I have made great progress toward my weight loss goals and are more than willing to help me out. (Not every environment has such coworkers, but you never know unless you ask them to help you out.)
Blessings, Amanda, RN
Team Leader of Night Shift Nurses Team Leader of Nurses Everywhere
current weight: 200.6
Fitness Minutes: (5,434) Posts: 1,462 11/7/07 12:36 P
I find that the night/evening shift stresses me out and I resort to eating whatever is around the hospital. This means that my whole week has gone belly up in one shift...now, I try to bring fruit or some other healthy snack, like perhaps a salad or a light cup a soup, I find that enough to get me away from the dreaded munchies. Even more that the night shift, I hate on-call weekends, because I rarely get to cook and eat at normal times...this mixes up my metabolism and I either hit a plateau or put on weight!
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current weight: 217.0
Fitness Minutes: (14,170) Posts: 476 11/3/07 5:51 P
I have to agree. You have to start bringing your own healthy snacks, or budget your calories where you can afford to eat one or two. I've found that apples and bananas work for me. Oranges and some vegetables work for some of my friends.
good luck to ya!
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i have the same problem on the pm and night shift. truly every shift. that's how i gained so much more weight.
finally made up my mind to eat what i bring so i always have snack with me. once in a while , i'll have a bite or two just to say to myself - no big deal. luckily my shifts are always busy, even at night, so i don't sit and think about the food. stay out of the room the food is in as much as possible as well.
I work night shift too. I have been taking a bag of "not-so-bad" snacks to help the staff survive until the caf. opens up at 0100. It will include: rice crispy treats (individually wraped), cheese/cracker snacks, raisins, nuts, occasionally jerky. While these may not be the best in the world, they are better (or not as bad) than some of the 'gooy' stuff that normally shows up. Everything is individually wraped! Over the process of time others have taken the hint & followed suit. I frequently get money from others to help pay for 'the stash'.
ok...so I need a little advice on what ya'll do to avoid eating the cookies, candy, donuts, and other various junk food items that are brought in by patient families and/or co-workers. It sometimes makes me so mad to walk in the breakroom and see a huge cake or box of donuts. Every night it's something! I have no will power and I need some tips and/or advice to help prevent me from scarfing down that crap when I'm busy or bored on the night shift.
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