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Nightshift
Nightshift
sleep exercise program munchies night shift sleep disturbances decent food
1/26/13 5:54 AM
Anyone else working the night shift and are trying to lose that night shift 50 (or more). I began working the night shift about three years ago, and, though I didn't gain all my weight then, the lack of decent food (and constant need for munchies) has increased my pants size to the point that I had to buy new scrubs! My breaking point was when someone asked me if I was pregnant!!! (I'm very much not) I am still on night shift, and packing my luch every night, using my shakes to get me going, but I find it difficult to stick with an exercise program because my sleep schedule is way off. I work 3 twelve hour shifts per week, but spend most of my days sleeping and find that sleeping at night is impossible! On top of that, I find that ordering out for pizza or Chinese is almost mandatory on nights. I need to know that I'm not the only one out there struggling with the sleep disturbances and the food disorders that come with working nights.
Thanks!
-kat
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RE: Nightshift
1/26/13 10:09 AM as a reply to kamikazikatt.
kamikazikatt:
Anyone else working the night shift and are trying to lose that night shift 50 (or more). I began working the night shift about three years ago, and, though I didn't gain all my weight then, the lack of decent food (and constant need for munchies) has increased my pants size to the point that I had to buy new scrubs! My breaking point was when someone asked me if I was pregnant!!! (I'm very much not) I am still on night shift, and packing my luch every night, using my shakes to get me going, but I find it difficult to stick with an exercise program because my sleep schedule is way off. I work 3 twelve hour shifts per week, but spend most of my days sleeping and find that sleeping at night is impossible! On top of that, I find that ordering out for pizza or Chinese is almost mandatory on nights. I need to know that I'm not the only one out there struggling with the sleep disturbances and the food disorders that come with working nights.
Thanks!
-kat


Hi Kat,

There are a few people on our facebook team page that work night shifts like you and have had the same struggles. The main for you is to prepare, prepare, and prepare. Prepare all of your meals in advance....so when you come home you don't have to order Chinese food or pizza.....brings snacks and or meal replacements shakes to work.....fast and easy. Treat your evening like it's daytime and your daytime like eats evening. Follow the same principals of clean eating, eating 5-6 times a day with balanced meals, etc..

I'll send you a buddy request so that I can send you some info to join our group if you like.

In Health,
Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
team motivFIT
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RE: Nightshift
1/26/13 7:27 PM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
I love the idea of eating 5-6 times a day... problem is, I'm a nurse, I'm lucky if I get to pee once during a 12 hour shift... eating that often is almost impossible most nights... I have been packing my luch more frequently, and I've been trying to work out more, hoping that helps me through. Thanks for the advice, and the invite.
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RE: Nightshift
1/27/13 12:47 AM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
I too work nights. On my days off I do great with eating small meals and working out but 2 days into my shift I have zero energy to work out as I only sleep about 5 hours a day when I work. I would love any tips that anyone could pass along to those of us up all night....

Thank you
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RE: Nightshift
1/27/13 2:03 AM as a reply to kamikazikatt.
i work mostly 2nd but on everyother weekend i do the 3rd shift. found that working out at midnight on some of my second shifts days helped me stay on track otherwise if i wait for my schedule to match the world it will never happen.. reach out and contact some of ur coaches and workout buddies ask for the support its a fun time ..others who work days work out after work .. why shouldn't we keep up the fight!!
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