About three years ago I managed to lose weight and I was within a healthy range however I then made a huge career change and I now work shifts. Working shifts and dieting is not a balance I am finding easy, I should be about 4st lighter to be wishing the healthy weight range for my height.
I plan my meals out each day ensuring I have a nutritionally balanced breakfast lunch and dinner. However with a 13 hour say or night shift and no guarantee on what time my breaks will be this isnt the easiest thing to stick to. I make sure that my meals are quick and easy because once I've been on my feet I don't want to be slaving over the oven for any length of time especially if I am setting another 6am alarm. I should mention that in my job I also work nights and I've not found it easy to just flip my day upside down and still have three meals in a night shift.
As for exercise, that's not supomething that comes easily to me. I am on my feet at work and I work full time however the thought of spending more time upright when my feet are already on fire is not something I am finding all that attractive.
If anyone else is a shift worker trying to lose weight I'd love to hear how you are getting on and see how you work around the crazy hours as well.