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  1. parkerr

    parkerr Full Member

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    Hello everyone i am due to start my 3 nights shifts on Monday and i am dreading it as i do not know how i am going to cope. Does anyone do nights and have they got any tips for me?
     
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    I just treat my night shifts like normal days. I count my day as starting when I get up and ending when I go to bed and have a pack when I get up, one before work and one at work
     
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    Thank you Starlight i will take that into account
     
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    I know what you mean , I work 2 nights .. and the day between them isnt a problem , but the day before my first one I am up all day with the kids then at work all night .. so I normally end up having 4 products on my first day ..... I am working sunday night so will have a shake at lunch time , one at tea time , one just before I go to work , one on my break at 3am , then i try and go to bed when I get in and not have another till I get up at tea time ...... I have never found having 4 products effects my weight loss and it doesnt knock me out of ketosis :D

    hope you work out whats best for you x
     
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    Fab, i have so much energy today so its time to go back to work :) i took off a week to get into the programme as couldnt face doing 12 and half hour days or nights being exhausted and i am pleased i did. One thing im not looking forward to is the talking to patients with my manky breath ha ha ha
     
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    Hi I'm a nurse, I haven't started yet will be ordering online after tomorrow (payday)! I was wondering about the bad breath are we allowed sugar free gum like Extra? I am always conscious of my breath because of the close proximity to my patients.

    Ali xx
     
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    Afraid sugar free gum is a no no :( you can use goldspot spray or I buy mint listerine strips off eBay ( some chemists sell them or similar ones called nuphar but not found any in my area )
     
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    I agree, treat night shift as a regular day shift. It's a bit hard at first because we need to adjust our body clock. But night shift is really cool. You can still do a lot of things during daytime.
     
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    Officially no we're not but its up to you if you want to try it. I have sugar free gum I must admit and so far, no problems.

    Remember though not everyone gets ketosis breath and its not permanent :)
     
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    I must say that I chain-eat sugar-free Polos on day and night shifts because I'm so paranoid about my breath - I've not had any adverse effects from doing so, but I can't speak for everyone.

    And I must also say (having worked some 13hr night shifts recently) that this diet is a god-send - didn't feel hungry the entire shift. Amazing!

    Did feel constantly thirty though, but that's far easier to deal with when you're busy - assuming you don't forget where you've left your water bottle.
     
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    Thank you for your advice and tips. I'm glad there shouldn't be any hunger issues but drinking water is my downfall. Working in the community I have limited toilet stops!

    Ali xx
     
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