Late shifts are undeniably the perfect opportunity to disconnect the alarm clock and have a bit of a sleep-in. OK, let’s face it. Anything after 4 am is classified as a sleep-in if you work 24/7, so when you actually get to see the sunrise (and you’re not at work) – that gets really exciting!
However, one of the downsides of a late-shift, especially if you’re starting your shift around midday, is that it can mean missing out on lunch, or having a really late lunch where you become so famished that you inhale anything in sight!
I’m talking the chips, burgers, donuts, choccy bars – you name it as I’m sure you can relate.
So what’s the best strategy to overcome those mid-afternoon munchies?
By delaying your breakfast.
Because delaying your breakfast is going to provide you with two benefits:
- It lengthens the time that your digestive system can rest and repair.
- It helps to reduce the time that you may be feeling hungry, soon after starting your shift.
Let’s talk about the first one – the digestive system.(more…)