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by 0 · about 22 hours ago

Anyone on PlaeoHacks working shift-work? Just wondering how you adjust your diet around that time: how much do you eat, when you eat. I work on 12 hour rotations, usually 6 to 6 or 10 to 10. Anyone has advice that really works for them? I... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 03, 2013 at 3:05 AM

Intermittent fasting can free up your schedule; as fasts of 12, 24, 36 or even 48 hours are not unheard of on an established ketogenic diet. Meals get larger, intervals get longer; aggregate cooking time doesn't scale up as much as volume - so... (more)

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by 5 · about 23 hours ago

Hello, I'm new here so please forgive me if this has been answered and if so please advise me where to look. I'm an Australian 39 year old female and a long term shift worker of 18 years. I've recently started paleo in the last few weeks. I was... (more)

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by 1240 · about 23 hours ago

My schedule changes weekly, but a typical week could be something like this: Moday 7:30a-3:30p Tues 11:30a-7:30p Wed: off Thurs: 2p-10:30 Friday 2:00p-10:30 Sat: off Sun: 7:30a-3:30p It's rare that I have less than 12 hours between shifts, but I... (more)

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Sayeds 0 · December 20, 2012 at 1:22 AM

I drink tart cherry juice before bed. It has a small amount to melatonin so that it doesn't disrupt your bodies own production, and I get the best sleep ever. I also suggest like all the people above to go to bed and get as close to the same... (more)

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by 70 · October 30, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Does anyone have an extremely busy schedule and is able to fit 100% Paleo eating into it successfully? I have anywhere from 60-80 hour work week (12-hr shift work) between 3 jobs, 2 college classes, and an 80-hr internship program I have to... (more)

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courtart 0 · February 20, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I find that in order to be successful, I HAVE to plan ahead. I work every single day of the week, minus maybe 1-2 Sundays a month- these are all 8-12 hour days when you factor in driving (it sucks, but when my bills are paid off I will thank... (more)

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by 1981 · October 29, 2014 at 3:51 AM

I work 12am to 8am two days a week, and 6am to 3pm three days a week. I am exhausted all the time and gaining fat. What can I do to feel better?

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Justin_12 0 · December 23, 2012 at 4:20 AM

Time for a new job my friend. You can optimize nutrition and available sleep but the root cause of your problem will always be those changing shifts.

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by 0 · October 28, 2014 at 3:53 AM

I am in my final year for my psychiatric nursing course and as part of it, I have to do 3x 13 hour shifts a week. I will be starting crossfit for the 2nd time and want to do it properly this time by adopting the paleo diet. I was kinda hoping on... (more)

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Heather_11 0 · February 27, 2013 at 12:13 AM

Check out Nom Nom Paleo. She does hospital shift work, so reading her blog might give you pointers as to how she plans her meals. http://nomnompaleo.com/

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by 1639 · October 27, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I just got my bloodwork back, and I'm at 35ng's for vitamin D. From what I understand this is low (supposed to be 50-85ng's). I already take 10,000 i.u.'s of vitamin D a day. Any thoughts on raising my vitamin D levels? My thoughts on it: I... (more)

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Katherine 0 · June 13, 2011 at 11:34 PM

First, 35 ng/mL isn't terribly low. By the estimation of juuust about every D expert, it's acceptable or just below acceptable. Personally, I tend to see 50-55 ng/mL as just about right. levels above that are very very difficult to achieve from... (more)

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by 24 · October 27, 2014 at 3:14 AM

How much exercise should I be doing... Sheesh.. In just preparing all these healthy paleo meals for a family of 5, there's hardly a moment in the day to get my crossfit it!! I work a 3/12 shift, so on my work days, it's really hard to work out,... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · June 13, 2011 at 8:35 AM

I do know what you mean. I cook for a family of 7. Maybe, i can offer a few suggestions to free up some of your time for a proper workout. I now cook once every other day or 2 by making a few meals in advance and reheating. Yesterday, I cooked... (more)

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