My Advice for Surviving the Night Shift

Night shifts can be detrimental to someone who is trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  The sole fact that you are awake at night when your body naturally burns less energy puts you at risk for weight gain.  Shift work is completely against human biology.  Our natural circadian rhythms aide in metabolism.  Metabolism slows down at night when your internal clock thinks that you should be sleeping. That isn’t even taking into consideration the horrible cravings for sweets and fats you have to fend off.  It can be a challenge when the only food available after 10pm are fast food and vending machine junk.  Continue reading