Advice for night shift nurses from Scientific American

When it comes to losing weight, time is of the essence. Americans have never been so obese.  Not only that, if you want to shed some pounds, when you snack and eat your meals, turns out, is a huge factor (no pun intended).

According to Scientific American, our natural circadian rhythm which regulates when and how quickly we metabolize food can quickly become confused when meals are eaten at the wrong time of day.  Specifically, when you’re eating when you should be sleeping, you’re not doing your waistline any favors.

Night shift nurses who are forced to eat during normal sleep periods therefore are much more susceptible to weight gain and are encouraged to give careful thought to their timing of meals.  Get the full article here.

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One Response to Advice for night shift nurses from Scientific American

  1. Sean Dent Scrubs Blogger

    Good point, your metabolism does slow during the overnight shift.