What do you eat before work? - page 2
I recently have had problems with hypoglycemia during the morning and I think its because I'm not eating enough breakfast. I ate two scrambled eggs and toast before my clinical and still felt a bit faint and hot when listening to... Read More
- 0Mar 1, '13 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.
- 1Mar 1, '13 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.
- 0Mar 2, '13 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.
- 0Mar 2, '13 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.
- 0Mar 2, '13 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.
- 1Mar 2, '13 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.