I had trouble scheduling things like this, too. What I've finally done - since I'm a 25+ year veteran of the night shift, is that my "day" is wake-up to go-to-bed. So, my first meal, at whatever hour, is "breakfast". Lunch is middle of that time period. "Dinner" is when I get home. The time isn't relevant for me.
The trouble is getting the SP schedule to comply. I don't know how to address that part. I've added a "late lunch", a "snack" , and a "TID" (this one is because I list all my meds) on my Tracker, which sometimes substitutes for meals off the typical 24-hour schedule. So far, that's working for me. At least, when I track this way, my entries compile into that "typical" (for other people) time frame.
If you find a better method, I'd love to hear about it, too!
I would record everything eaten after midnight and before midnight the next day in the same day if that makes sense.
Fitness Minutes: (410)
2/18/14 11:50 A
When I used to work night shifts I would track from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed as a "day". So if I woke up on the 18th at 5pm, I would track everything I ate until I went to bed on the 18th. As long as you have a system and are consistent about tracking the same everyday, it really doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter. I don't track on spark but assume it works the same as other diet tracker apps. I track a 24-hour day from midnight to midnight, so a 2 a.m. snack for me would be tracked in breakfast the next day.
it doesn't matter so long as you are consistent in how you choose to track it. a 24 hour period is a 24 hour period, whether you start it at midnight or 3 pm or 9 am.
Fitness Minutes: (586)
2/18/14 4:49 A
So i work a light night shift, 10pm to 2am and tonight we had to stay till 2:40. I was starving when i got home. I originally planned to eat a yogurt at 11, but we were too busy for that so I'm eatting it now (2:48am) for tracking purposes, does that count towards 2/17/2014 or 2/18/2014???