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by 0 · 14 minutes 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 1981 · 31 minutes ago

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 1240 · 33 minutes 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 25, 2014 at 3:54 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 5 · October 24, 2014 at 4:36 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 0 · October 24, 2014 at 4:27 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 20, 2014 at 3:15 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 20, 2014 at 3:15 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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