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Monday, October 08, 2012

So today was not a bad day after all one slip but not a huge one since i missed breakfast crossing fingers that slip wasn't really a slip.....

But i work some really crazy work hours and there are nights that i might be working 3rd shift,how does one go that long with no food,when we are not suppose to eat after 7pm i could really use some advice on this,cause after that shift im sleeping half the day away.and i don't want any more failure but i must do things right.

are there free foods that i could snack on that wont affect me? that's something else i must look into

Tuesday and Wednesday i got 3rd shift and not looking forward to the if i can eat or not :( hoping i do figure this out
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    That 7 is mostly for regular hour folks and as someone said its kind of a myth.
    Not eating on 3rd shift is not doing you any good, pack a minimeal and snacks for work. I'm sure your sleeping schedule is messed up as well so time a main meal for when you will be awake for awhile then go with more mini meals. Key is PACK your own.

    2017 days ago
    I found so long as I tried to eat something every few hours, it didn't matter what time of day I was eating meals. I just tried to not go to bed right after eating which gave me indigestion. I used to work nights and sometimes would have to stay over to the next shift until someone could come in. I understand working crazy hours! Best of luck with finding what works for you. emoticon
    2025 days ago
  • ANDY_54
    I'm with the poster above, the eating after 7 came out as a myth. I think the crux of the matter is the total calories in and out. I used to work rotating shifts, too and it's hard to even out an eating schedule. I used to pack my lunches, taking nibbles like lo cal chips, cereal, soups. Good luck!
    2025 days ago
    Vegetable are great as snacks as well as nuts. emoticon
    2025 days ago
    i did some reading on this recently. it seems that the eating after 7 pm thing is kind of a myth. according to a lot of what i read it doesn't matter when you eat--your metabolism is working all the time. it may be helpful for you to eat more than three meals--just have smaller calorie counts per meal so they still add up. i would say if you are awake and functioning you should try not to go more than 4 hours without eating. night shifts are very hard on the body--maybe there is some research around about how to eat healthy to help your body cope with it.
    for me--when i am stressed and tired i always crave sugar to help me--something i am trying to get a handle on now. i try to reach for fiber or protein instead--the reduced fat string cheese is a good thing to have around. an apple or a glass of milk are both good things that will also make you feel less hungry--ditto for almonds. they stabilize blood sugar somewhat. you have to be careful of your portions. i just always figure almonds have 7 calories apiece. but even a few will make me feel full and keep me from getting hungry later. walnuts are also good, although i think the calories are a bit higher than almonds.
    hope this is helpful.
    2025 days ago
  • CINDYC74
    Thanks :)
    2025 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    I hope someone can help you with this. Maybe if you post the question on the message boards people who do shift work can see it and offer some advice.

    My guess would be to move your hours forward because it is clear that you can't go without food all night if it is your work time.
    When you get up have 'breakfast' no matter what time the clock says, take 'lunch' to work with you, and have your 'evening meal' when you get home.

    Good luck.
    Lex xxx
    2025 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/8/2012 4:31:24 AM
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