Truck drivers face unique challenges to staying healthy while on the job. Following healthy eating habits is an easy and effective step toward maintaining your weight and enjoying the benefits of good nutrition. Whether you prefer to pack your meals ahead of time or make stops while on the road, there are many ways to enjoy healthy cuisine on the job.
Snacking keeps your energy levels consistent and reduces overall hunger when you do stop for meals. Healthy snack options that are ideal for truck drivers include apples and peanut butter, trail mix, Greek yogurt with granola or berries, string cheese, grapes, and fresh veggies such as carrots or celery. Fruit and yogurt can be kept cold all day long in a small cooler for convenience.
One of the simplest ways to ensure you eat healthy meals throughout your trucking career is to pack or make your meals yourself. Packing sandwiches, salads, and other healthy pre-cooked meals is an easy way to curb your hunger cravings without heading for the nearest drive-through. Alternatively, crock pots can be plugged into your truck’s power supply so you can slow cook healthy meals while you drive and have a hot meal ready to enjoy whenever you stop.
Choose Healthy Menu Options
Even if you choose to “eat out” while on the road, there are a number of tips that can help you choose healthy menu options in any restaurant. If possible, ask for nutrition information to make the right selections based on calorie, salt, and fat content. Choose to drink water or unsweetened tea instead of soda or sweet tea and whenever possible, ask for fruit, yogurt, or cottage cheese in lieu of french fries, baked potatoes, and hash browns.
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