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Help with the insanity diet!!!!!
Help with the insanity diet!!!!!
insanity diet 12 hour shifts
11/20/12 8:06 PM
Hi I recently recieved and started the INSANITY workout on yesterday 11/19/12, but I kinda have a problem I work 12 hour shifts from 2pm-2am at a hospital where i am constantly moving, it is nearly impossible for me to eat 5 times a day. Can somebody help me? What can I do?
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RE: Help with the insanity diet!!!!!
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11/20/12 8:30 PM as a reply to Stephlc1217.
I work 12 hour shifts as well. I have 5 days left of insanity. I don't really eat 5 meals a day as much as I eat all day. An apple here, a handful of turkey breast there. And I keep track of my calories on my fitness pal. It also show you your percentage of carbs/protein/fat Shakeology at the end of the day makes a great pick me up before the drive home. I hope this helps.
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RE: Help with the insanity diet!!!!!
11/20/12 8:33 PM as a reply to Stephlc1217.
thanks I will try this!!!
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RE: Help with the insanity diet!!!!!
11/21/12 6:51 AM as a reply to Stephlc1217.
Hi Steph,

Have a balanced breakfast/lunch before you go to work. I would recommend meal replacements like shakeology or P90X bars. They are quick and you'll get the nutrients and protein you need. Have one of each with a piece of fruit every 3 hours during shift....that takes care of 3 meals. I imagine you get a least 1 long break, so you can have a balanced dinner, which would be 4 if you can get a fourth one in somewhere that would be great, if not then divide your cals by 4 meals a day to see where you are at.

In Health,

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: Help with the insanity diet!!!!!
11/23/12 6:55 PM as a reply to Stephlc1217.
Stephlc1217:
Hi I recently recieved and started the INSANITY workout on yesterday 11/19/12, but I kinda have a problem I work 12 hour shifts from 2pm-2am at a hospital where i am constantly moving, it is nearly impossible for me to eat 5 times a day. Can somebody help me? What can I do?


Hi Stephanie,

Congrats on starting Insanity! emoticon Great program. Tommy offers some good advice. I have done a lot of shift work- worked overnights for 3 years. What type of hospital do you work in? ER? I recommend tracking and packing easy to eat snacks. Can you grab things while working? apples, yogurt are great. I like greek yogurt. I also use protein bars and mix up shakeology for a quick pick me up.

When are you starting insanity? I just started a support/motivation thread and would love for you to join us! http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/235519560

Happy to Help with any questions!

Cheers!
Christina
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RE: Help with the insanity diet!!!!!
11/23/12 8:10 PM as a reply to Stephlc1217.
Here is what works for me. Basically you will nee to plan ahead by picking the meals you want to eat and packing it before work. I do this for three meals a day. I eat my first and fifth meals at home. The rest are at home... good luck.
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