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    Staying awake for prolonged periods... add extra meal?






    Usually around the weekends my sleep cycles get screwed up because of my job. I don't go in to work until about 10:30, and dont get to bed until around 3:30-4.

    For example, today, i got up and had breakfast around 9. Been eating roughly every three hours... normally my sixth meal would fall around 11:30-12 pm, and then id go to bed. Tonight, though, im working until around 3:30 am. Is it better for me to add a 7th meal, and bring my cals up to like 3k (from a normal 2500 or so), or just to stick to my normal 6 meals a day and not eat anything?

    Hope i explained all that somewhat coherently... :/

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    You could add a meal, but not that high in cals. Since you're staying awake longer, your more active for a longer time and burning more cals that day. But if you're sedentary during your work, you shouldn't add too many cals.
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    Originally posted by Yanick
    You could add a meal, but not that high in cals. Since you're staying awake longer, your more active for a longer time and burning more cals that day. But if you're sedentary during your work, you shouldn't add too many cals.
    so if im normally at 2500 cals w/ 6 meals, a seventh at the normal meal size would bring me to around 2920 cals. Should i make this last meal smaller? Like no more than 250 cals?

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    250 sounds okay. I mean there is no way that we can tell exactly how many cals you will burn at any given time, so your guess is as good as mine.
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    I'd eat!

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    Originally posted by w8lifter
    I'd eat!
    hey! I LUV this woman
    oh...wait...some of the stuff you eat.....let me rethink this..
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    You know thats a very good question. Like right now, I just woke up and I am probably up for the next 24 hours cuz of things I gotta do tomorrow and I don't have time to sleep tomorrow during the day. I was gonna plan on spreading my meals across but its too long to be awake so I think I'm gonna throw in an additional protein shake.



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    Originally posted by w8lifter
    I'd eat!
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