Dear JJ: I work nights and do not plan on going back to dayshift for another couple of years. I've recently stopped smoking and have been on a low-carb diet for three months, yet I've only managed to lose 5 pounds. I'm frustrated. Any suggestions?
First things first: The metabolic deck's stacked against you working night shift. One study published in the journal Work involving 466 nurses found night workers experience more weight gain than day workers.