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If you work long days, what do you eat?

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Ughnotagain Sat 06-Feb-16 09:08:02

I've changed my hours recently and some days work 8-6, so I'm out of the house 7-6:45 (or thereabouts). I find that I'm hungry all the time.

It doesn't help that by the time I get home I usually need to start baby's bedtime and sort her out so often I'm not eating tea until 8:30/9.

I'm finding myself just eating crap all the time and it needs to stop! I seem to be falling into that black hole of being tired and reaching for sugar and caffeine, which then makes me crash, which then makes me reach for sugar and caffeine... etc.

I don't know whether to put off eating breakfast until I get to work - but then I might be a bit too wobbly on the bus!

OneEpisode Sat 06-Feb-16 09:13:08

Nuts and seeds (in a teeny tiny container as they are calorie dense). Lots of cut up veg for snacks (celery, carrot). Smaller pack up of fruit pieces. Soup is often good, but the clear broth sort rather than the creamy ones...

Artandco Sat 06-Feb-16 09:17:09

I just eat like normal.

We all get home around 6.30-7pm and then everyone eats together, including children/ babies. Can you do that? I would change Babies schedule so they have a later nap at 5-6pm, then you can eat together with them, and see them a few hours before bed at 9pm ish.
That was you can all eat at 7-7.30pm so not so late

I usually eat breakfast at work at 9-10am. But if you get shaky you could have some fruit and a warm drink at home before you leave, then second breakfast at work? Some Greek yogurt, oats and fruit is easy and not messy.

Lunch wise I either take leftovers from dinner night before, or some salmon or chicken with a large salad. Or equivalent if bought out.

Ughnotagain Sat 06-Feb-16 09:57:35

I don't really want to push her bedtime back, she has to be up at 7 (or earlier) on one of my long days as my mum has her. She gives her some tea as well before I pick her up. One of the days she's at home with DH so they might get up a little later but he often has to rush off out as soon as I get home so we don't eat together then anyway.

I think preparation is where I'm falling down. I need to get my finger out grin

JapanNextYear Fri 12-Feb-16 04:42:13

Have something ready to put in as soon as you come home. So a chicken thigh tray bake already to go waiting in the fridge so you can just put in oven then see to the baby. Or sausages on a tray with roasted veg. Have some microwave rice and a veg bag ready to go. Or make something at weekend that just needs heated.

I buy a cook lasagna chuck in oven and leave it to do its thing. Slow cooker, I'm not keen but people swear by them .

Jaimx86 Tue 16-Feb-16 07:33:01

I always have boiled eggs, tuna and Greek yogurt with me at work. If I've got a long day (12 hours) I'll take an extra egg or half an avacado to tide me over until I eat dinner at home (7.30pm).

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