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If you’re a shift worker then your eating habits are probably not going to be the best, nor are they something that your mum would be proud of!  In fact, as most shift workers suffer from constant fatigue and tiredness, they actually use this as an excuse not to eat healthy. 

The good news is that if you took the time to make yourself something healthy to eat, you wouldn’t be feeling so tired and fatigued all of the time.  Not to mention the amount of money that you will save on take away food, junk food and copious amounts of caffeinated energy drinks.  

So that brings me to this question.  “Are you addicted to take away food and energy drinks?” 

Now I want you to answer this question honestly because if you’re relying on these to get you through your shift then it’s time to change your diet – right now.  Not tomorrow, not next week – but right now. 

You see the human body is an amazing machine as it puts up with quite a lot of neglect before it shows any signs of ill health.  And this is why so many people continue to eat and drink unhealthy because they have been able to get away with it – so far.  

But rest assured, there will be a time when your body says “No More!” 

So if your eating habits are bad and you’re addicted to take away food and energy drinks, then what can you do to change this?  Well just like any addiction it’s going to take time, hard work and perseverance on your part. 

My best tip however to help you get started, is to get organised and write up a menu plan for the entire week.  Go through your recipe books or search online for some dishes that you would like to try and write up your grocery list incorporating the ingredients from these dishes.  You can begin by planning for just 7 days (or around your shift work schedule) and chose a variety of menus incorporating fish, meat, chicken and vegetables – that way you’re getting a good selection of vitamins and minerals. 

Pin your menu plan on the fridge so that everybody in the household knows what they’re going to be eating for the entire week – that way there will be no excuse for buying take away and/or junk food. 

Not only will you begin to enjoy a healthy and varied diet, but you will be saving a fortune as you no longer buy overpriced, unhealthy food that only zaps your energy and adds to your constant fatigue and tiredness.

Need more help in learning how to become a healthy shift worker?   Then I recommend you sit down and read – “Why Shift Workers Are So Tired, Unhealthy & Unhappy- And What YOU Can Do to Fix It!” 

This Free Report is a hands on report written from one shift worker to another and it’s going to open your eyes to a completely different way of coping with the effects of Shift Work. Click Here For Instant Access to Your Healthy Shift Worker Free Report


Audra is a Shift Work and Airline Veteran based in Brisbane, Australia. She specializes in teaching people how to cope with the perils of working shift work and how to bring more fun back into the workplace.

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