Whole30, Day 6
B: homemade breakfast sausage, fried eggs, half a peach
L: homemade breakfast sausage, fried eggs, a few small plums, coffee w/coconut milk
D: spaghetti squash with meat sauce, salad (greens, avocado, olives, snap peas, olive oil w/herbs de Provence)
S: coffee w/coconut milk
So, I was up a total of 28 hours yesterday and today. 0530 yesterday to 0930 today. It was weird, but I fell asleep instantly when I laid down.
After work, pre-sleep I made some sausage and nommed on "breakfast". I just woke up and had "lunch" with coffee around 3 PM. Later tonight before work I'll have "dinner" and some coffee to take with.
I'm going to do one cup of coffee (8-10 oz) when I wake up and 12-16 oz during the first half of my night shifts. I've done some reading and determined that not eating while I'm working at night is probably best, since my body isn't used to digesting food at that time. I wasn't terribly hungry, so it wasn't an issue. I'll keep to my early morning breakfast when I get home, have lunch when I wake up, and dinner before I go.
All in all, I rather liked it. I'm sure the novelty of working nights will wear off, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I definitely feel like being on a Whole30 has better prepared me for it, too. I had constant levels of energy last night and was alert on the way home.
I'm awaiting some badass amber sunglasses though, to block out the blue light after my shifts just to help me get to sleep faster when I get home.
Dare I say it, but I'm actually enjoying being on a Whole30. The apple I had yesterday was so sweet, I could hardly stand it!