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Navigating the food entries on a night shift schedule

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Is there anyone out there that can give a little advice on how to navigate food entries when you're not on a regular day schedule? I don't get up at 7am, eat 3 meals and 3 snacks during the day and go to bed by 9 or 10pm. My day is chopped up, I sleep from 9am to 4pm (if I don't have court or training to attend), them I'm up from 4pm til 9am. The nutrition logs restart at 12midnight and it seems I can't keep my meal tracking straight so recently I've just stopped all together because it gets frustrating trying to beat the clock at work to fit in the right amounts.
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    Keep focused for success. You can do it. Go for it.
    2428 days ago
    I have the same problem, I work overnights too and am up from 4pm-8am, usually. I think the calories you're supposed to be eating and water you're supposed to be drinking a day should be defined by your sleep and digestion cycle, so the way I've been doing is by just realizing that my "day" starts later than everyone else. So when I wake up at 4pm, I mark down the first thing I eat as my breakfast for that day. And then I have my "dinner" at 5am the next morning, I mark that as my dinner for the previous day.

    I don't know if that will work for you, but that's what I've been doing and it's helped me to sort things out.
    2428 days ago
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