I work overnight does anyone have ideas for snacks that are healthy and low in calories.
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!
Thanks very helpful
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You might want to try baked almonds nut. It is high is protein and low fat.
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!
Nuts, fruit, veggies, oatmeal is an excellent filler -
Also a glass of lemon water helps the digestive system. Drink first thing in the morning. Room temp not cold.