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CD on nights


I WILL be thin!!
I did CD and lost a lot(!) of weight then moved onto Slimming World. I confess to failing on that but I will get my head round it. I'm not long back from my holiday where I've gained some weight and really want to do CD for a couple of weeks just to lose that. But I'm about to do some nightshifts next week and I know this is going to be extremely difficult. Any advice as Im not likely to sleep the whole day away that 3 CD shakes just might not be enough for me. How do I space it all out??
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As part of my job we help managers advise on how to cope with shiftwork.

This is aimed at doctors but the advice in it is applicable to most environments - hope it helps http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/pubs/books/nightshift/nightshiftbooklet.pdf

I'd leave it till after you do your shifts before you start CD as the fatigue etc will really be affected by CD and will likely affect your ability to work. But while on shifts you could follow the healthy eating advice to get you started?



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It's that starting out phase that's the hardest, isn't it?

I'm now, ooh, 5 weeks into my restart? Something like that, anyway. And I've now reached that lovely point where I actually don't care when I have my shakes. I can quite happily get to around 3 in the afternoon before thinking, "Hmm, really ought to have something..."

But in the first few weeks - yep, it's tough.

How about...

Having a shake just before you go to work (or just after you get up after sleeping), another in the middle of the night and then another when you get home from work in the morning? With any luck, you'll be asleep at the time you would've had lunch (if you'd been on a day off or on a day shift).

So maybe have a shake at 9.00am, one at 6.00pm and one at 1.00am?

Then when you come off nights, all you have to do is switch the middle of the night shake (1.00am) to the middle of the day (1.00pm).

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