I'm a bit concerned over this no snack in the afternoon thing.
As some of you already know, I'm a nurse. A children's nurse and I work a very busy shift from 7:30-4 everyday. My lunch break is 12-12:30 where, if I'm lucky I'll get to eat! I'm lucky if I get to pee and drink water sometimes. ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜ณ
I'm usually home by 5... Which is great, but by the time I've changed, decompressed and done the 45 min work outs, cooked etc, it's close to 7 before I'll eat again.
I'm already finding it hard to do these evening workouts with only a date ball for a snack, and more than once I've had a nasty hypoglycaemic episode, where I'm dizzy, shaking, sweaty, heart rate pounding and waves of nausea..
So now I'm conflicted as I want to stay on track but I also don't want to pass out from low blood sugar..๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜
Thoughts? ๐Ÿ˜

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about 4 years

If I don't snack I super slump and can't do my job! I either have a protein shake, or I like 'Bounce' protein balls as a snack when my body tells me I need it. I just keep the powder in a shaker or a single wrapped bounce ball in my bag so I have it if I need it!

about 4 years

I'm afraid I'm still going to have a snack if I need it.....I'm a bit of a rebel! If I have lunch about 1 and then don't get tea until 7 I will need something!
I have a desk job but I still get hungry so I can only imagine how you feel with an active job.
If you are hungry and need it, then snack.

about 4 years

I'd also agree with the smoothie. I'm a busy children's social worker and can easily work 50-60 hour weeks with very few breaks during the day. I always have a smoothie with oats and stuff, to manage my sugar levels or like you, I become dizzy and get migraines. X

about 4 years

Thanks guys!

about 4 years

I'm a nurse as well and although I haven't gotten to that week yet I'm planning on keeping a snack ball with me just in case!
I do the 10hour shifts and not having anything from 12-5 kills me!

about 4 years

Maybe try making or bringing in a green juice to keep you going. I often make a big batch, refrigerate & take one into work for when my energy dips. Spinach, cucumber, avocado, apple & mint is a nice one. xx

Awaken My Spirit
about 4 years

maybe an idea to increase your portions of protein in your main meals as you are more mobile than others and you burn food faster... ie have a protein shake with the main meal...And if you still feel shaky then introduce snacks....

about 4 years

Thanks guys!! Really appreciate the input. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
So fortunate to have such support.

about 4 years

Fruit or a smoothie would fill u up

about 4 years

I would definitely keep the snack or snacks in. If you were a sedentary person sat at a desk all day maybe snacking would not be needed but for someone who is doing a physically and mentally demanding job with children and then do workouts as well to not have a snack or two would be insane. A healthy snack or two will not hurt you at all. I have a protein shake every day after my workout and I often have a piece of fruit or handful of nuts in the afternoon and then I have some natural yogurt and nuts and berries before bed so I have 3 snacks a day because I know I am very active and have a high metabolism so This is what my body needs. Everyone is so different so do what works for uou X X

Susan McGarrigle
about 4 years

I'd make / keep some of the snack balls or fruit to hand. You have a busy, physical job and need to be on top of your game. Please don't pass out X

about 4 years

I think a healthy snack won't make you any worse off but a hypo may send you to grab the nearest unhealthy snack. You are doing amazing and sometimes just have to do what's right for you regardless.
I work for the NHS so I know how hard it can be.
Big hug ๐Ÿ’š

Abygail Irving-Isom
about 4 years

Bless you. I have no helpful thoughts but as a new mum I have an endless amount of love and gratitude for you and others like you for doing what you do. Right now, I have a happy healthy bubba girl but the fear never quite leaves. Big hugs.xxx