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Dealing with a long day and eating
Hello,

I am on week 2 of P90X, and I have a question about how to deal with a super long day and follow the nutrition guide. I normally do my workout in the morning right when I get up at 5:30am.

Tomorrow I will be working a midnight to 8am shift, and then I will continue the day as normal until I crash at 8pm. Do you have any suggestions for eating during the morning hours to stay on the nutrition plan if I plan on doing my workout at 9am?

Thanks
Dave
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RE: Dealing with a long day and eating
2/20/13 7:43 AM as a reply to davekersh215.
I would flip flop your eating so you are eating through out the night and have energy for your different schedule. I would also get in enough calories before your workout so you have the energy you need to get through it and not be tired or "gassed".
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RE: Dealing with a long day and eating
2/20/13 11:06 AM as a reply to DealDiehl.
Thanks! So something like a small breakfast at midnight then another one at 6am is what you mean? Maybe with some snacking in between?
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RE: Dealing with a long day and eating
2/20/13 11:15 AM as a reply to davekersh215.
I wouldnt eat anything within 3 hours of your workout. I would snack lightly through the night if you need to but I would focus more on having a great meal following your 6am workout. Larry Shelton - EnduraFIT
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2/20/13 11:39 AM as a reply to davekersh215.
How often do you do this schedule? If it's a once per week thing I would look into making it my rest day. It's a lot to ask of your body to keep those hours and do a full P90X workout mid-way through.
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RE: Dealing with a long day and eating
2/20/13 5:18 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
I only do this schedule maybe 4-5 times a year. So it is not a normal occurrence for me.

Thanks for the help!
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RE: Dealing with a long day and eating
2/21/13 8:27 AM as a reply to davekersh215.
that's good. Those kind of schedule shifts are really hard on a person.
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