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by 0 · September 03, 2013 at 03:05 AM

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 03:05 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 · April 28, 2013 at 09:02 AM

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 70 · February 20, 2013 at 04:49 PM

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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Michael_1 0 · February 20, 2013 at 04:22 PM

Intermittent fasting! Skip breakfast. Saves time. Boil some eggs and microwave some potatoes, and bring them for lunch (maybe they have butter packets for your potatoes where you eat lunch, or you could bring a packet of unsweetened coconut... (more)

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by 0 · March 13, 2013 at 06:03 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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pwitty 0 · March 13, 2013 at 06:03 AM

I think Laura has a great idea for simplicity's sake, but I couldn't eat the same thing on my shift without going bonkers. Before my 3 shifts I usually cook up a bunch of ground beef or chicken, then make a big salad that keeps well, such as... (more)

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by 1981 · December 27, 2012 at 12:28 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 04:20 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 1220 · December 20, 2012 at 01:22 AM

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 01:22 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 1609 · November 09, 2012 at 03:43 PM

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 · June 15, 2011 at 02:56 PM

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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dzone 0 · June 13, 2011 at 08:35 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)