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Ezylryb 05-10-2012 09:24 AM

Regular Diet and Nutrition (Working Late/Night Shift)
 
Hi guys,

I will be working like an night owl soon (May end as late as 2-3am). There are a few concern I would like to know.

[B]Do I have to eat meal according to the time of the days or according to my shift? [/B] (E.g. [COLOR="Red"]If I start work on the afternoon to late night, do I eat "breakfast" or "lunch" on afternoon?[/COLOR])
I did a bit of research but different place seem to have a different answer.
:mad: *Frustrating*

I would hope that there are some explanation and research prove with the answer.


Secondly, as I know that -
[I]From 11pm - 3am, most blood circulate in your liver. Your body will go through detoxification process.
From 3am - 5am, most blood circulate in your lung.
From 5am - 7am, most blood circulate in your large intestine.
From 7am - 9am, most blood circulate in your stomach.[/I]

What are the nutrition food that I should have to compensate my sleep to protect my body?

JohnR41 05-10-2012 04:32 PM

Re: Regular Diet and Nutrition (Working Late/Night Shift)
 
I worked a night shift when I was younger but don't remember too much about how I adjusted my meals. I'm sure there will be a "lunch time" after about 4 hours of work. That's pretty standard. So, all your other meals should revolve around that. You need to eat a meal before you go to work so you don't get hungry before the designated "lunch time". Then, when you get home from work, you will likely be hungry again. So, you eat something. You might need to change the order as follows. 1) dinner before going to work 2) lunch at work and 3) breakfast when you get home from work.

As far as what to eat for health: You should always eat healthy meals regardless of your working hours. That would be natural whole foods rather than processed foods. Eat lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole (unprocessed) grains, legumes etc..


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