Whether you work shifts or have a job that gets more crazy as the school year draws to a close don't let it disrupt your health.
Digestive processes slow down in the evening and overnight, which is why snacking late at night or eating heavy foods then can be complicated.
To make sure that you can keep eating healthy even when you're short on time and energy, try these tips: Pack your lunch and snacks.
Pack healthy meals and snacks at home to make it easier to eat well on your shift. Include fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk products.Avoid sugary foods.
Sugary foods like candy bars that can provide instant energy won't help you in the long run. Eventually, you'll suffer from a sugar crash. Watch your portion sizes.
If you work late and have dinner, don't have another large meal when you arrive home. Instead opt for lighter snacks during the day.Drink water.
Remember that by the time you feel thirsty you are likely already dehydrated. Have a late afternoon pick-up.
A snack with a little protein will provide sustained energy when you start to feel tired.Cut down on caffeine.
Caffeine stays in your system for up to eight hours which can make it difficult to fall asleep later. Stay active.
It's easy to skip exercise when you're stressed, but it helps. Even if you take a brisk walk at lunch or stretch at your desk, it might help you get motivated to finish up your project.
To learn more about how to make the best nutritional choices for yourself and your family, try scheduling an appointment with our registered dietitian