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Full-time/part-time workers, how do you cope?

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#21 Spicyydun



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:31 AM

Honestly? Eat before you go to work. Drink lots of water. Do higher restriction. Higher restriction is better than low restriction and then binging.
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:40 AM

I only work part time, but right before work I make a frappe with Death Wish Coffee, 8oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and 1 scoop of vega all in one chocolate protein powder and it seriously holds me over not only for work but u til the next morning. It comes out to 182 cals for the whole 20oz glass.
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:14 AM

caffeine and adderall

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 11:23 AM

I used to plan my calories so I would have my main meal just before leaving for work, then pack a small meal or snack for my shift like a piece of fruit, granola bar, or lean cuisine.
Water and caffeine helps a lot



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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:02 PM

It is rough!! I completely understand this one!  Right now, I try to eat 1000 calories or less calories daily. I have also been a diet Coke/soda junkie my entire life & that is always been helpful (in my opinion). Also I always try to get a doctor's prescription for some medication that is appetite suppressing, whether it is an  antidepressant, narcotic (hard to get these days- I know) or ADHD pill too, also some seizure meds too (like Topamax). Of course barbiturates & benzos (like Xanax) are helpful to some folks as well.  Drugs are definitely useful, except you've got to find which ones will help you vs. which ones will not.

Lately, weed/pot/marijuana  has suppressed my appetite & Xanax has made me black out and has actually lead to bad binge episodes!!!  (I found oddly enough that Adderall never did shit to suppress my hunger either!!- major disappointment!)

And since then (pandemic mode)... I have made a Greatest  discovery...the CUBBI (it is an under-desk elliptical trainer-**piece of gym equipment).  It is a bit expensive (sorta) I paid $375.00. So far, its been worth every penny...I sit on my ass, on my computer & pedal my feet away, working my lame ass job & burning calories too (approx. 150 per hour). Check it out....BTW I still hate myself & wt rn!

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:07 PM

I just deal with it until the keto energy boost kicks in. Feels like today will be the day since I woke up groggy and extremely hungry. I’ll probably perk up around 5 or so. But before then I just deal with or smoke and drink copious amounts of water, tea, and coffee with an energy drink or two mixed in.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 01:41 PM

I work a sedentary job Monday to Friday, between 40 and 48 hours each week on average. And then a job constantly on my feet Saturday and Sundays, totally around an extra 14 hours. I restrict to <100kcal per day apart from Thursday and Friday where I stay <500kcal each day, fast from lunch time on Friday to evening on Sunday. I try to keep <1200kcal across the entire week.

I have a strong black coffee in the morning, other than that drink water. I run around 2.1miles / 3.4km every day.

Mostly when I am not working I am exhausted on the sofa with no energy. I sleep 10-11 hours every night.

I'm not entirely sure how I get through each day when I write it out like this though. It doesn't logically seem like I should be able to...
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 01:52 PM

If I have a short shift, I eat a banana if anything. If I have a shift longer than 8 hrs I pack myself a salad with a veggie patty with some lemon wedges as dressing. Luckily I work at Starbucks so the biggest thing that helps me is just downing blonde espresso shots.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 02:17 PM

I try to eat all of my calories during the work day so I’m not as tired. In the morning I’m luckily not that hungry so I’ll just have a coffee and then breakfast when I’m hungry. Lunch time I normally take a nap working from home or will eat a late lunch that also acts as my dinner. I get off work around dinner time anyways so I’d rather be done eating before 8pm. I try to eat this lunch/dinner as late as I can.

Also caffeine!

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:25 PM

I work from home so thankfully I can rest most of the day, but when I’m in the field it’s loads of caffeine. Like, stupid amounts of caffeine.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:34 PM

I eat during and before work to get me through the day, my job can often get me 20-30k steps a shift so I need the calories. I also high restrict so that helps

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 04:36 PM

Fuck ton of caffeine
30gr protien shake right before i go in
Lots of water
Taking it slow if i feel faint
Lots of sleep @ night

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 04:37 PM

Caffeine. So much caffeine.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:13 PM

It’s fuckin hard.

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 07:37 PM

Working at a office i sit on my arse all day so i never feel tired. and now we are teleworking since covid so i spend most of my work day laying on bed with the laptop. Basically sedentary except my walks
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:44 PM

Caffeine and kratom. I work on my feet for 8 hours a day and that combo keeps me awake and feeling fine until my dinner usually around 9:30.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:13 AM

I suck it up and blame myself :3
like not to shame tbh, I’m always tired
the one thing that helps is like another user mentioned routine and that’s what I do because I know I can’t have the best of both
also why I can’t move on my days off :,3
but with a routine I can bear it
unlike OP I don’t do an eating window but I don’t like eating before noon or after night really
when I have my cals it’s right before work and then something during and then when I get home so I’m never 100% exhausted regardless
I try to keep my first two about the same cals so I can get ahead of the “bam dead” feels and if I have more it’s the last meal so I sleep lol
I also take a grip of different melatonin to sleep but it makes a big difference ♡ especially if you’re not in the mindset to change atm

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:03 PM

I do 12 and a half day hour shifts so I when I'm working I eat all my meals at work. I try and stick to about 1000 - 1200 calories. So I usually have fruit for breakfast, pasta and veg for lunch and then more fruit for dinner.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:03 PM

Coffee and eating before.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:53 PM

I honestly have no idea. Usually by abusing some sort of substance/chemical/drug lol and lots of disassociation. Mania usually ensues, as does my inevitable meltdown. And I usually can’t keep a job for longer than 6 months at a time.


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