Need a good food tracker for night shift

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  1. Lindaland

    Lindaland Mouseketeer

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    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??? :confused3
     
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  3. ohMom

    ohMom Kids Get Arthritis Too! Moderator

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    i'm not sure how time of day affects this one...I use MyFitnessPal and love it
     
  4. Lindaland

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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. :confused3

    Thanks for the info though, I will give it a try! :thumbsup2
     
  5. smcabee

    smcabee Boomer Sooner

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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.
     
  6. sillylily

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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. :banana:
     
  7. candyrn

    candyrn Earning My Ears

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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.
     
  8. Lindaland

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    I have been using the MyFitnessPal app for the last couple days and it is working great! I do have to back enter some things to finish my day. Its never really tomorrow until I wake up! :lmao:

    But it has been a lot easier to use than livestrong and its free!! :cool1:

    Thanks for the info everyone!! :goodvibes
     
  9. rjb123

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    I am a hospice nurse and worked overnights during my major weight watchers "losing" time. (I would like to take about five more pounds off, but am at my goal). Anyway, I would just count my first meal of the day as "breakfast" then so on. It got a little screwy, but then again, at that time I was tracking with paper as opposed to online so it made it easier for me. I would consider AFTER my big sleep to be a new "day" and then start my day when I woke up (even on my "off work" days when I was on normal daylight hours.). So on an off day, my breakfast was at like 8 am. On a work day, breakfast was more like 4 PM. Does that make sense?
     
  10. Nudoru

    Nudoru Earning My Ears

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    As a trainer , I setup all my clients on myfitnesspal and use it myself as well. its a great food logging app and very versatile for both i phone and android phones.
    Highly recommended!
     

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