So when I work nights I am always torn between eating when I finish or when I get up. It’s a tricky one thats for sure any suggestions?

Olivia E.
If you want to reduce your weight then not eating Dinner is the easiest way to do so. (Check "intermediate fasting")
If you are ok then grab a bite, just to help your stomach. It can be something as simple as a handful of almonds.

Maddison S.
Listen to your body. Are you really hungry when you get off? If so, you should eat. If not, then you can eat a healthy, light snack and drink some water and just eat when you get up.

Jackson X.
When I was younger, I worked nights for almost 4 yrs, 11pm to 7am. I ate the same pattern as I do now, just adjusted for time. In other words, I ate dinner when I got out of work and breakfast when I woke up. Hope this helps!

Idelso Q.
The experts say to eat a healthy high protein snack before you go to bed and you will sleep better too. Maybe have a great breakfast in your waking hours and a healthy supper like salad. So you have a chance to work off calories and to turn that food into energy for your body. I would read about circadian rhythms and what is best to do about your body because we are all meant to sleep at night. I know it is not easy.

Christian U.
I used to eat when I finished, like dinner, then do what i wpuld normally do, shower, watch tv and sleep then have breakfast when I get up.

Sebastian T.
I would eat something light and in a small portion, like steamed veggies or make something light before leaving for work. If I'd be hungry when getting off work, I'd eat just a little bit, go to sleep and when I wake up, eat a proper breakfast.

Katrine W.
Eating less than 3 hrs before bed isn't recommended if you want restorative sleep. So I guess it depends how long after your shift you go to bed. Eating in the morning is probably going to be better for you in the long run. I highly recommend the book "why we sleep" which covers this in much more detail.

Justin O.
Always eat when you get up in the morning. After work, if you’re extremely hungry, then have something to eat because going to bed hungry isn’t gonna help you fall asleep easily

Silas B.
If I am actually hungry I will eat a small something but usually I am not hungry after work so I sleep. Pretty much I just listen to my body, that's the best advice I have.

Roy F.
Perhaps have a small snack before going to sleep and then eat wake up eat a healthy balanced meal to get you through your shift.

Vitorino Q.
Eating before you go to bed is never a good idea. It is nearly impossible to lose weight if you eat within three hours of going to sleep. If you can't stand how hungry you are however and can't sleep because of it, a good snack to settle your stomach and give your gut some TLC is some yogurt! Love ya hope this helps

Frederikke P.
Both. When you get up its breakfast and when you get off work its dinner. Just because your hours are different treat it as a normal day.

Beatrice U.
I eat a little bit at work when working overnight. Because you don't want to eat and then go to bed. It's not good you need to wait at least two hours before laying down.

Sherry U.
Oof! That is tough. I'd try to snack during your shift to make it feel less dramatic, and not be too tough on yourself about it. Probably eating a bit before and a bit after would be a good balance.

Chlo T.
You should not eat right before sleep. Even when working late, you should eat earlier to have energy to work properly. And then you can easily eat after waking up

Claudia S.
You shouldn’t eat right before you go to bed. Try to eat at least two hours before you go to sleep. If you are starving after work and usually are up for a little while before you go to sleep then eating after work shouldn’t be an issue. However, if you usually hit the bed immeadiatley after work why don’t you try eating a snack during a break from work and eating a hearty and healthy meal when you wake up.

Raymond N.
I would say it's good to at least have something small especially if you are hungry, you still use energy in your sleep.

Violet Z.
Make a warm bowl of oatmeal with bananas and honey before bed.

Although generally considered an energy-boosting food, bananas are rich in magnesium which relaxes muscles and they also contain serotonin and melatonin, which encourage sleep. Oats, as well as being yet another food rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids which promote sleep-inducing melatonin, encourages insulin production and naturally raise blood sugar. Just one teaspoon of honey is enough to stimulate the release of melatonin in the brain and shut off orexin (which keeps us alert), thus helping you to wind down.