Hi everyone! I currently work night shift which I love. However it is taking a real toll on my weight. I've gained weight since working this shift and it's been so difficult to take it off.
Here is my eating pattern: My shift ends at 8:00am. I come home after running a few early morning errands and I eat a big meal. A big meal because the shift can be so stressful and eating a nice meal afterwards is my way of treating myself. I watch a bit of TV and then I go to sleep. I know, bad, but I'm so tired from the shift that I don't want to do anything else. I wake up about 6 to 8 hours later. I know this is the best time to eat, but I'm just not hungry at all.
I would like to hear from other night shifters who have been successful at losing weight while working night shift or have maintained a healthy weight. What is the best eating schedule, exercise regimen/schedule, when's the best time to exercise, best time to eat, etc? Any other advice or tips I may have missed?