A Night-Shift ICU Nurse Found Her Stride with SlimFast

A Night-Shift ICU Nurse Found Her Stride with SlimFast

Danielle was a night-shift nurse surrounded by temptations such as donuts, candy, and her favorite vice – pizza. Faced with an erratic schedule, she often had to sacrifice her weight loss goals for what seemed more convenient. Then, with the help of the SlimFast Plan – she had it all. Healthy (and delicious) shakes & snacks to keep pesky cravings at bay during daylight, while simple modifications to her nocturnal no-nos (i.e. late night snacking) made all the difference. She was finally able to stick to her goals – and have a slice of pizza.

I’ve been on the SlimFast Plan for over two years, yet I still manage to stay inspired and motivated every day. I’ve lost 25 stubborn pounds – and have kept them off! Life often throws us obstacles – whether it’s stress from work, or family related matters. However, I continue to stay focused and overcome bad habits with the help of a great plan. Before SlimFast, I had bad habits including overeating and eating right before going to sleep. I really believe those actions contributed to my weight gain.


Because I work the night shift, my sleep and eating patterns are often erratic. Between managing my household and my tasks at work, diets had always been a disaster due to the inconsistency of it all. At work, I ate whatever I could get my hands on, and because my workplace was filled with temptations such as candy, cookies, and my two weaknesses: donuts and pizza, this prevented me from sticking to my goals.

I love pizza and donuts. In fact, eating a medium pizza by myself was almost too easy before my successful weight loss with the SlimFast Plan. Now, I can’t even eat two slices without feeling full.

SlimFast helped me to learn how to eat in moderation. I would have my two delicious meal replacement shakes a day, and three 100-calorie snacks in between meals to keep cravings at bay. For dinner, I would enjoy my 500-calorie meal. It was easy and made perfect sense.

SlimFast has convenient packaging and meal replacement shakes I can just grab-and-go; it is the one diet that definitely complements my lifestyle. By eating several small meals throughout the day, I never went hungry and stayed away from overeating or snacking on calorie-rich candies. My only issue was trying to figure out how to curb my late-night eating, which is easier said than done of course. Who hasn’t been tempted by the alluring lights of the fridge? Before SlimFast, I would come home from work, consume a big breakfast, shower, and then head straight to bed. I realized eating right before sleeping was not helping with my weight loss. Because I didn’t want to have anything else to eat at least 2 hours before bed, I learned to have my last snack on the way home from work. I would get home and take a light 15-minute jog, shower, and get ready for bed.

I think creating a routine helped me to overcome my late eating habits and stick to my goals. On rainy days, I would have a cup of chamomile tea to help relax and unwind before bed. Small changes can lead to big results; these subtle modifications to my schedule really triggered results. I am so thankful for SlimFast and their support. Every day, I look at myself and feel so proud. It was never totally about the weight loss; it was about sticking to my goals and staying committed. If I could do this – then I could do whatever I set my mind to. I don’t care what others think or say; I did this for me. Now, I look and feel better than I ever have!