*Starshine*'s Journal, 06 February 2017

I wonder how other people cope with healthy eating versus late nights, whether for work, insomnia, babies, or anything else? I’m realising, yet again, just how closely linked my eating and sleeping habits are. I already know I need 7-8 hrs a night and, ideally, I’m in bed before midnight, with dinner around 8 p.m. and a healthy snack around 10 p.m. However, for the last 3 nights, I’ve got to bed around 5 a.m. because of having to work across international time zones. Naturally, I need to eat again around midnight and again around 3/4 am. By that time, I’m way too tired to withstand the refined-carb cravings; the need for fuel to stay awake always overrides any healthier choices. The next day’s eating is also wrecked by the all-nighters, as I have to skip breakfast and catch up on sleep (which, luckily for me, I can). And of course, the night-shifts leave me too knackered for any exercise. Ugh. Woe is me, eh? Do other people cope with this any better and, if so, how?

Diet Calendar Entry for 06 February 2017:
1966 kcal Fat: 90.36g | Prot: 127.20g | Carb: 151.44g.   Breakfast: Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Morliny Sopocka, Ryvita Dark Rye Crispbread, Whole Milk, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds). Lunch: Braeburn Apples, Protein Wrap, Roasted Grilled or Baked Chicken Breast (Skin Not Eaten), Ranch Salad Dressing, Twinings Earl Grey Tea with Semi-Skimmed Milk. Dinner: Doner Meat, Home Fries. Snacks/Other: Twinings Earl Grey Tea with Semi-Skimmed Milk, Galaxy Chocolate Bar. more...

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It's a difficult one Starshine. When I work nights on the ward I will just have 2 slices of toast and butter to see me through the night. Oh and a few cups of coffee to keep me awake. Some of my colleagues would take in full meals, but I just preferred something lighter. Then when I would have some porridge before going to bed, no lunch as I was asleep. Then I would still have dinner with the family. I found then that my metabolism didn't get so messed up ☺ 
06 Feb 17 by member: bowd65
Thank you, Bowd65. It sounds like you've definitely got the night-shifts licked. Part of the problem for me is working nights from home, where the kitchen is just a bit too close! Hopefully, I'll be able to get back to a saner schedule after this week. 
07 Feb 17 by member: *Starshine*


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