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- Mar 1 by SaoirseRNI am never hungry before work. That early in the morning the only thing I can eat is yogurt. However, I bring two hard boiled eggs with me and if I end up feeling too hungry before break they are very easy to eat quickly. I don't have problems with hypoglycemia, however. I like the smoothie idea someone suggested, though my trick with the eggs could work for you too.
- Mar 1 by twinmommy+2I'm a bad one but I usually eat a big breakfast with lots of protien, because I'm never sure when I'm going to have lunch in the afternoon.
- Mar 1 by MeganTyreeRNNo matter what you actually eat for breakfast (which sounded fine by the way), it's also about sustainability and making sure to have snacks ready for when you do feel that way. Peanut butter with crackers, nuts, cheese sticks, apples...
- Mar 1 by vintagemotherFor me, it depends on what time, before work is.
I start each day with coffee. I find that my coffee is best without a super-refined sugar and wthout non-dairy creamer - I usually use soy milk. I feel like the soy creamer is a little more filling and has more nutrition and less bad stuff than non-dairy creamer. By leaving out white sugar, I feel like my body tends to crave less carbs all morning. Once I start on refined sugar, my body wants to eat more frequently.
If I have a later starting day, like a regular lecture or later start work day, I eat whole grain high fiber toast with smart balance or earth balance "butter" for my breakfast.
When I have clinicals at 6:30am, I skip toast and pack "real" food to eat at around 9am. I've learned to eat a lot of food cold, such as steel cut oats with nuts, maple syrup and cranberries or raisins. Sometimes, I make a tofu scramble, which is tofu and spices cooked to resemble scrambled eggs. I like a nice hearty, healthy breakfast. I pack it in a tupperware and bring my own spoon to clinicals or to work.
I also pack a few snacks like fruit, nuts or trail mix to eat in the morning and in the afternoon.
- Mar 2 by joanna73Usually a fruit smoothie with protein powder and spinach. I get my antioxidants and the protein keeps me full.
- Mar 2 by Pink RabbitI usually have eggs and wheat toast for breakfast, but some days, I'm just not feeling breakfast. When that happens, I have a protein shake. I always have coffee and I always bring quick healthy snacks and try to eat every 3-4 hours.
- Mar 2 by redhead_NURSE98!I can't eat too much before work because I don't want to walk into something nauseating and toss my cookies. I usually have Carnation instant breakfast, greek yogurt, or a fruit smoothie. You can make "smoothie packs" by freezing yogurt in ice cube trays and bagging a couple cubes with different kinds of frozen fruit in baggies. Then all you have to do is pour out a baggie and add some orange juice or milk and blend it.
- Mar 2 by WanderingSagehenAs much as I can (healthy) because thats the last I will eat for 8 hours. I also drink a ton before work so that I pee in my 1st hours because thats the last break I will get too. I try to drink 1500ml per shift. Water is more important for me. I also only bring veggies and protein meals because fruit and junk food is easy to find.
- Mar 2 by Ellekat2My breakfast is usually peanut butter on whole grain bread...easy to make the night before. I like to either add butter, a banana, or honey to the peanut butter to thin the peanut butter a bit. If you like the taste, you could add dried fruit such as raisins . Carnation Instant Breakfast is good with it if you have time for even more protein. I work 7A-7P and don't usually get a break unti about 4PM, so I take something with protein-cheese & crackers, hi-protein bar, beef jerky, nuts, etc., to try to eat about then so I'm not absolutely ravenous when I get home. I also try to have supper made (some soup, a salad, or a sandwich) on days I work so that I don't snack while waiting for supper and so that I have an hour or so between eating and going to bed.
- Mar 2 by multi10I also get the hypoglycemic blues. On your day off, make a carrot cake or banana bread (whatever, it could be tomatoes with parmesan...). After the cake/bread has cooled, make individual portions and freeze or refrigerate the rest. It's simple. Make sure you can access what you need when you need it.