If you've ever sat at your desk, eating left over pizza from the day's earlier meeting for dinner, then you'd probably agree with the recent editorial in the journal PLoS Medicine that says, "Unhealthy eating could legitimately be considered a new form of occupational hazard." The authors cite the results of a recent study that found that female nurses who worked at night were more likely to develop diabetes during a 20-year period, compared with those who worked during the day. The study participants had demanding (and erratic) work schedules that made high-fat fast food and vending-machine meals the easiest hunger-squashing options. Screwy schedules also had a way with interfering with their exercise time.
There have been many a late night work session that have resulted in ordering black beans and rice smothered with cheese, pad see ew and burgers and fries. Most of the time, I haven't worked out and am too tired to work out the next day.
If this sounds like your work life, below are a few ideas to help you get through it.