I’m working in A&E now, which means stupid shift patterns, which means no routine. By stupid shift patterns I mean a week each of 5pm-2am, 11pm-8am, 2pm-11pm, 8am-5pm, 10am-6pm shifts with two weekends on, two weekends off.
No routine means I have no appetite, and am really only eating one meal a day, somewhere between 6pm and 10pm, because I cook dinner for irishfella when I can.
I’m losing weight, which isn’t good.
I’ve pretty much lost interest in food and cooking, and even if I go to the shops I just walk past the aisles without buying anything. I went to a cafe today and walked out without getting anything because the idea of eating just turned my stomach. Eating during the night gives me heartburn, I’m too tired to eat when I finish night shifts, I have 30mins break per shift and I can’t leave the building, so anything more than grabbing a cup of tea and toast at work is out.
Anyone got any good ideas for getting an appetite back?