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  • Meal timing and content during night shifts

    Hi BBM

    I’m a shift worker and am currently trying to improve my body composition. I was wondering if eating at certain times could hinder my progress.

    my current shift pattern goes like this:
    day 1. 06:30-18:30
    day 2. 06:30-18:30
    day 3. 18:30-06:30
    day 4. 18:30-06:30
    4 days off. Repeat.

    I don’t think I do enough nights in a rotation for my circadian rhythm to change much. I generally eat 1 meal before work. I 1 meal during and 1 meal after.

    I have read that insulin production is reduced during ‘biological night’ so it may not be wise to eat carbs during that time. Also what about other macros?

    Do you guys have any advice on eating during shift work?

    Many thanks

    Mark

  • #2
    I don't think meal timing plays a significant role in body composition. I would not agree that macronutrients need to be managed related to the circadian rhythm.

    As far as advice on eating during your shifts, what issues are you having, if any?
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    • #3
      Hi Jordan

      Thanks for the response. To be honest, I don’t have any issues eating on shift. If feels exactly the same whether day or night.

      I was just concerned if eating late at night/early morning is bad for you. Some colleagues choose to fast on nights, some don’t.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mark_Oli View Post

        I was just concerned if eating late at night/early morning is bad for you.

        Nope, it's fine.
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