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Night Shifters

Night Shifters

Working at MNCs or Multi-National companies may earn you a good salary package and prove to provide the right kind of exposure but can take a toll on one’s health, specially for those who work in a night shift. The human body is designed to work during the day and take rest at night and working a night shift can pose special challenges and stress.

Those who work the night shift may need to pay more attention to maintain their mental and physical health. Dt. Gurleen Kaur, nutritionist and dietician in Delhi, provides various lifestyle modifications and diet plans designed especially for night shifters.

Dt. Kaur says, “Night shifters are more likely to suffer from gastric and digestion issues, insomnia, fatigue and weight gain than those work day shifts.”

Here are a few tips for night shifters to cope up with nutrition and metal & physical health:

  • During the shift, eat more proteins and fewer carbs to keep alert.
  • Avoid beverages with added sugar
  • Avoid consumption of caffeine
  • Drink water to keep yourself hydrated
  • Avoid eating while stressed, or make food as an excuse or entertainment
  • Avoid eating out, and try to carry food from home
  • Carry fruits, salads, nuts for healthy snack options
  • Include a exercise regimen in your daily routine
  • During the shift, eat more proteins and fewer carbs to keep alert.
  • Avoid beverages with added sugar
  • Avoid consumption of caffeine
  • Drink water to keep yourself hydrated
  • Avoid eating while stressed, or make food as an excuse or entertainment
  • Avoid eating out, and try to carry food from home
  • Carry fruits, salads, nuts for healthy snack options
  • Include a exercise regimen in your daily routine
  • Get 6-8 hours of sleep in 1 day
  • Consume small frequent meals. Large meals may make you sleepy and less alert.
  • Carry healthy snacks to avoid staying empty stomach in case of longer than usual meeting.
  • After your shift is over, eat a small meal with a combination of carbohydrates, fat and proteins. But make sure to keep a gap of 60-90 minutes between your meal and sleep.
  • Night shifters usually feel that they feel more tired and sleepy between 3-4 am. This is a good time to consume a healthy snack to keep the energy levels up.

If you are a night shifter and your work is taking a toll on your health. Consult Dt. Gurleen Kaur and get a customized meal plan, that will not only help you manage your weight while at work, but will also keep your energy levels boosted for adequate working at office hours.

To consult with Dt. Gurleen Kaur, book an appointment at 9810016415 or visit, www.dietchemistry.co.in

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