Checklist for eating on the evening shift

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  • Eat small portions to include two meals and two snacks, eating every two to three hours.
  • Eat within the first hour of waking up.
  • Eat a small meal before going to sleep post-shift.
  • Plan ahead by bringing healthy food choices and snacks, such as a piece of fruit and portion-controlled meals.
  • Choose low-fat and low-sugar food items (the latter boosts your immune system).
  • Low-fat cheese sticks are great, preferably those made of skim milk.
  • Drink water: half of body weight in ounces; half of this amount if on an eight-hour shift (sugar-free flavoring for water is okay).
  • Limit consumption of caffeinated beverages.

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