Today I will share with you some tips on how to lose weight while you are sleeping.What to do if you work overnight, what if you got the night shift.
I have to say I myself get through this. When I was a university student, I worked as a bartender, I would get off work at 3am in the morning and even 5 am in the morning and I did this for about 4 years. And I know you donâ€™t have any option because it is your job to make a living. As much as I can say itâ€™s much healthier to sleep all night and working during the day hours. It is not always an option for everyone. I do understand and that is how anyone to make a goal to eventually change your time schedule to change when youâ€™re working to try and get a day job as opposed to a night job.
How to lose weight when working night shift? I know a lot of my friends ask what you do. What food to eat? How to find time to do exercise? I will give you my top five tips.
The first tip that I did is exercise.
It is 1.30am in the morning. The biggest tip is like Tony Robbins said â€œTo make it standard, you may not always meet your goals but you will always at least reach your standardsâ€. I made a standard to work out 6 days a week. I am going to at least work out P90X 6 days a week and I really committed to that.
My next tip is to make sure that you set a time for your exercise.
Now some people say doing exercise in the morning or in the evening or in the afternoon. Of course, when you are working night shift, it doesnâ€™t apply to you. I would just plan ahead a time for each day whether I am going to do it before work or after work. So when I started out, I was doing after work. And it was really difficult. I would come home after 12-hour-night shift and try to do 60 minutes of P90X and I found me asleep on the floor after the stretch. I do like it better before the night shift. I get up about 4pm, do my work out, and have time to shower, get ready and then go to work at 7pm. But committed to doing that whichever workout you are doing. Sometime, I donâ€™t have time to finish the workout, I still push play at least start the workout.
The next tip is to have food preparation day.
That is really important that you take your lunch with you to work. Because you know food courts open, restaurants open in the morning. But you arenâ€™t getting healthy foods from those. All of the foods need to be cut off, need some food procession, steam like broccoli, cauliflower. And I put it in a little container. Then other food prep thing is that every time you make a meal, just make extra and have leftovers for lunch. Some veggie spaghetti sauce and cut up some watermelon in there. I am going to take all that with me the next time I go to work. I want to show how huge my lunch bag is. Because I really believe that if you have 12 hours shift especially then you really need to have enough food for 3 meals. I mean at least 3 meals and nice snacks in 12 hours as a whole day. So I almost take enough food for a whole three days. So I have variety and I donâ€™t want to use similar .if I end up not want to eat some certain food, I can eat another snack. So, I just prepare some nuts, healthy popcorn, Begum dark chocolate chips that I just have to limit the amount that I eat. One key to remember is that having a last meal of the day at least 2-3 hours before sleeping.
The next tip is drinking a lot of water.
Sometime when youâ€™re thinking you are hungry or just thirsty, you should have a big mug at work for you to carry around.
My last tip would be get lots of sleep.
It is really hard on night shift sometime. Just come home and go to bed as soon as possible you can and sleep as long as you can. It is important to make sure that you are getting rested during the day that you are getting adequate enough sleep because a lot of time people worked the night shift, that they get during the day much less than what they really need to make sure you are really block out time to get enough 7-8 hours to sleep.
That is how I able to lose 48 pounds while I am working the night shift. I just want you know it possible and I hope these tips help you. If there is anything you find unclear, anything you want more elaboration on, please give me a comment. I will try my best to answer them.