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Should You Eat On Night Shift?

This is a common question I get. I have heard so many nurses blame weight gain on working night shift. As a fit nurse who has worked many night shifts, I cannot stress enough on the importance of eating throughout the night. Your body needs food for energy while you are awake at night just as it does during the day. My recommendation would be to eat as many whole, clean foods every 3 hours while you are awake. Also, whatever your caloric intake for the day is can be counted over a 24 hour period. Here is an example of what I would do when working an 8 hr night shift. 10pm before I leave for work I am finishing my calories for that entire day. Then my meals for the next day begin after midnight. Meal 1: 1am 2 oz grilled chicken breast, 4 oz sweet potato. Meal 2: 4am 2 oz cod, 1/2 cup rice Meal 3: 730am 2 oz grilled chicken breast, 1 cup zucchini and squash mixed, 2 plain rice cakes, 2 teaspoons natural peanut butter. Then I lay down for a few hours when I get home. Meal 4:

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Hi!  I'm Lindsey and my mission is to inspire and encourage others to live a happy and fulfilling live through health and fitness. I am married with one child. I am a former registered nurse, online health and fitness coach and personal trainer. I enjoy competing in the bikini division of the NPC and am working towards earning my pro card. My hobbies include: shopping, dancing, traveling, and pretty much anything to keep me active. I am looking forward to meeting like minded people though this blog!