First, I want to say I think this is a great forum and I am learning a lot just by reading the various posts, but now I have a question of my own.
How, if at all, should I be adjusting my meals since I don't work or live the standard 9-5 schedule? I work two different schedules: a 7pm-3am shift, alternating with the midnight to 8am shift.
Now, a normal person would eat breafast, lunch, and dinner at around 8am, noon, and 6pm. If I work a graveyard shift, then I don't wake up until 4-4:30pm, so that would mean my breakfast, lunch, and dinner would look something like 5pm, 11pm, and 5am, but that doesn't seem right. I didn't think I should be eating anything after, say, 7pm. At least when I work 7pm-3am (which is about 80% of the time), that only throws off my schedule by a few hours (wake up at 11am, etc.), but then I feel as though I'm missing the time of the day when I should be taking in my carbs and if I stop eating after 7pm, I am STARVING by 10 or 11pm....
How should I be eating based on these shifts?