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Old 04-03-2013, 12:36 AM   #1
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Need a good food tracker for night shift

Looking for some advice on tracking my food. I had used Myplate from Livestrong, but since I work nights, my meals were always off. Tracking "Lunch" at 3am just doesn't work sometimes. Any suggestions for an app that can help with tracking food for night shift workers???

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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i'm not sure how time of day affects this one...I use MyFitnessPal and love it

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #3
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It actually affected my daily totals. Some days when I woke up and had dinner before work, I wouldn't get in another meal until after midnight, so it would only count 2 meals and then another day I would end up with 4 meals.

Thanks for the info though, I will give it a try!

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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I use myfitnesspal too. I go from midnight to midnight. Dont worry about specific breakfast, lunch, dinner times. Thats too hard when you work nights imo.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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I use myfitnesspal, and at midnight I just roll the day back over to the previous one and keep right on tracking. It's Thursday here now, but I just had a protein shake and added it to Wednesday. It's a bit of an annoyance, but easy enough to do.
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:53 AM   #6
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Thank you for reminding of myfitnesspal. I am a night shift nurse and I also swing with second shift. I have found my first night and or my last night of a stretch are my hardest since I am dealing with such fatigue. And no matter how hard I try to snack healthy, the candy drawer at work tends to offer too much temptation. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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