Graveyard Shift.

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May 30, 2014 4:44am
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I work overnight does anyone have ideas for snacks that are healthy and low in calories.

31 May
Also make sure you stick to a schedule, if you try to switch to day time life on your off days it will mess with you BIG time!
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May 30, 2014 5:17am
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Yeah, been there done that. The biggest trick is actually adjusting your sleep schedule and light exposure. They have an impact on your appetite. ( http://www.theinsomniablog.com/the_insomnia_blog/the-sleep-doctors-diet-plan/ ) I strongly recommend good sleep hygiene, getting a wake up lamp, and (if its an option) daylight bulbs for your workspace.

Snack wise, I've packed almonds and dried fruit, make your own nutritional bars (Google it, & shoot for about 15g of protein for every 200 cal or better),  Greek yogurt (if you have access to a fridge), homemade seasoned popcorn, hard boiled eggs, and homemade turkey jerky.

Good luck & Hope you find your method to keep going strong!

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May 30, 2014 5:41am
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Thanks very helpful

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May 30, 2014 7:26am
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Good to know. Thanks

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May 30, 2014 10:14am
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You might want to try baked almonds nut. It is high is protein and low fat.

30 May
I keep fruits around for a quick healthy pick me up. I also drink tea from fresh ginger root in the morning to help relax and it stimulates the digestive process a nd helps metabolism. I rotate between shifts so I feel your pain. Drink as much WATER as your job activity will allow. Hydration helps a lot.
30 May
Thanks a bunch great ideas
31 May
This good advice and I will have to try the ginger tea. I work three jobs so I find it hard to do anything much less workout. I love workout but this has been impossible. HELP
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May 30, 2014 5:30pm
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I've been working nights for 5 years now. The key is to remember that you have a backwards schedule.  Try to eat light in the afternoon to evening.  Heavy in the morning.  At night eat fruits or vegetables every 3 hours, so that's twice during your shift. Also drink lots of water. Make sure you get your sleep in, at least 4-5 hours. Good luck!

30 May
Appreciate the help
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May 31, 2014 12:08am
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Nuts, fruit, veggies, oatmeal is an excellent filler -

31 May
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May 31, 2014 12:45am
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Also a glass of lemon water helps the digestive system. Drink first thing in the morning. Room temp not cold.

31 May
Thanks I will try that
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