I thought it would be a good idea to post how I change my eating habits to "Night Mode". I try eat a large breakfast to keep me full-er for more of the day, and then I eat a small lunch and supper, with a snack thrown in there. I also try to sleep between the ours of 4pm and 8pm, just to try and give me that extra bit of energy. Even if I don't sleep (which is often - I am a horrible napper), I still relax at this time, ear plugs in, blinds closed, to try and conserve as much energy as possible. After I "wake up" I am usually starving, so I dip into my packed lunch for a pre-shift snack. I also pick up a Coffee on my way in (Either McDonald's or Tim's with 1/2 Cream and Stevia). Here is a look at my Night Shift Food:
- Giant Bag of Veggies (sometimes this is a salad with Balsamic Vinegar and Oil instead)
- Apple Chips
- Homemade Granola Bar (Recipe adapted from Iowa Girl Eats - I added 1 cup Puffed Rice Cereal instead of Sesame Seeds and reduced the honey to 1/4 cup)
- Unsweetened Apple Sauce
Wish me luck on my nap today! I have been up since 7am and don't want to be up for a full 24hr without sleep!