RE: nights and irregular schedule
Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 8:48 PM
To alleviate your worry, know that everyone's weight varies a lot during the day - from 3 to up to even 7 pounds! It depends on how much you eat, how much water you drink, how much you exercise, etc. Make sure you weigh yourself at the same time each day and in the same circumstances (first thing in the morning, after using the restroom, for example).
Nights can affect a person's metabolism, but I think the effect can be far greater due to lack of exercise. People who work nights tend to be sedentary during the day and get less exercise than a "normal" daytime person, and therefore might lose less weight. My only suggestion there would be to make sure you are getting good, consistent exercise.
Slowed metabolism can be a concern regarding night workers, and I recall hearing on a radio show something about tendency to eat at night going way up. Not sure what the percentage of likelihood was, though. And not sure if any of this is helpful. Haha.