Having night shifts. How can i customize my diet if i work at night?

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MARIBEL M.
Joined: 12/18/2014

I work Thrusday-Monday from 5pm til 8 am, and i sleep during the day mostly until 3/4 pm. How can i have a healthy diet with this schedule? I need to lower my cholesterol and lose weight in order to lower the risk of diabetes and other complications. 

 

Thank you

Since there doesn't seem to be anyone available to answer questions here I'll take a stab at this one. Have you tried batch cooking on your days off? Make a recipe that freezes well and double or even quadruple the recipe. Various kinds of meatballs freeze well. You could make up a big batch of spaghetti sauce and freeze it in individual serving. Meatloaf is also good. You could actually bake it or just mix it up and freeze it raw so it's ready to pop in the oven. I also make chicken strips and freeze them raw and just pull the out and bake them. Chili works good too. You can also cut up a bunch of veggies so they are ready to grab. I know people make smoothies for a few days but honestly that sounds pretty icky to me. They are do quick anyway. You could also use your crickpot. Put it on before you go to bed and it will be ready when you wake up. If you search the Internet you can find lots of make ahead crickpot meals. Throw them together on you days off and pop them in the crickpot. If you need quick healthy snack you can do nuts and seeds, fruit, veggies, hard boiled eggs, meat sticks, cheese and maybe leftover meatballs. Hope that helps some.
MARTINEZJEN30 wrote: I work Thrusday-Monday from 5pm til 8 am, and i sleep during the day mostly until 3/4 pm. How can i have a healthy diet with this schedule? I need to lower my cholesterol and lose weight in order to lower the risk of diabetes and other complications.    Thank you
Establishing a plan that works best for you is crucial, taking the time to put it into place will be the deciding factor to success! Setting consistent times to eat will help balance your hormone levels, which is important for health. Focusing on your Blast as a meal can help ensure you are getting adequate nutrients. Cooking for yourself in large batches, where you can freeze portions, will allow you to eat healthier throughout the week. Find a couple of local restaurants that have healthy options. I always try and locate a supermarket that has a salad bar that I can visit. This will be challenging to adapt to at first, but setting this habits in place will benefit your overall health.