Working Odd Hours


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I'm on Day 16 of my first Whole30 and loving it so far. 

 

Do you have advice for those of us who work all hours of the day and night? I am a midwife and I have "meals on the go" ready for if I am away from home for long periods of time. I'm unsure of how to approach eating (or not) overnight. I know that working overnight in and of itself is tough on the body, but babies come when they want to! ;-)

 

For example, this morning I got a call at 5:00am. I normally wake up around 7:00 and eat between 7:30 and 8:00, but because I wanted to follow the "eat within 1 hour of waking" recommendation I had a mini meal running out the door (a hard boiled egg and a banana...followed later by scrambled eggs and roasted brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze). 

 

If I have to be awake for 24 hours, do you still recommend eating every 4-5 hours or can I stop eating at my normal time and only have a mini meal if needed during the night?

 

Thanks for the help!

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I don't have a lot of experience working odd hours nowadays, but the last time I had to work two shifts, I was hungry about every 5 hours and ate a meal. Your body needs more energy when you are awake and active, so it makes sense that you would need more than 3 meals in a 24-hour period if you are active during a greater portion of those hours than typical. 

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