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01-20-2007, 06:11 PM
I have been on a slow cut since Oct 15th. I have went from 215down to 196lbs with 18-19 lbs. to still drop. I work rotating shiftwork. I have been persistant. However when i work 7 straight days of midnight shifts i find it very hard to eat while working from 11pm-7am. I guess my bio. clock is telling me to be sleeping and NOT eating. My question,,, Is it bad for me to go 7-8 hrs without eating on a cut even if i am still reaching my needed caloric deficit during the day???? Am i wasting or feeding off of muscle or bodyfat??? P.S. i GO ON THE MIDNIGHT SHIFT FOR 7 DAYS ONCE EVERY 5 WEEKS,,, This is the only time that i don't want to eat at work during this cut, and my activity on the nightshift is VERY low. Any answers are greatly appreciated, Matt

01-20-2007, 09:34 PM

01-20-2007, 09:35 PM
Generally, if you are awake, it is not a good idea to wait 7-8 hours before eating again. Are you able to pack a snack or shake to take with you?

01-20-2007, 09:39 PM
What do you do? Just outta curiousity..

01-20-2007, 10:22 PM
I eat every 2-3 hours while I'm awake, including a bedtime meal.

01-20-2007, 11:57 PM
I eat every 2-3 hours while I'm awake, including a bedtime meal.

Very true. Your body likes having a constant supply of glucose/energy. It sure makes me feel a lot better when I have a consistent amount of food in my stomach

01-21-2007, 12:29 AM
Well, what about waking up in the middle of the night and having a snack? I can rarely sleep through an entire night. So, around 2:00 am or so I wake up and have a half a bowl of Kashi with skim milk and play on the computer for an hour. If I am cutting should I not eat or go ahead and eat the snack to rev up my metabolism?