A Guide To Eating Healthy On The Road

Mike

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This is one of the toughest things for a truck driver to do. You often don't have time for a sit down meal, and many of the truck stops have done something to help you get back out on the road at lightning speed. For your convenience, many now have fast food restaurants located right inside. You can place your order, go pay for your fuel, go back to the counter, grab your food and go.

It is great for saving 30 minutes that would be spent waiting for an actual meal to be cooked, but it can often be very unhealthy.

While watching the news this morning, there was a guest in the news room promoting a new book that can help you eat much more healthy, even when you are selecting food from any of the popular fast food restaurants. Their website, Healthy Fast Food Nutrition and Calorie Counter Guide, has provided a book that breaks down healthy vs. non-healthy foods that are provided at these fast food restaurants, breaking it down in a very easy to understand manner. You can buy the book at their website, but if you like, you can also download it for free in PDF format and save it on your computer. It is 146 pages of great information that you can keep stored on your computer, or print off at your convenience to take with you if you don't have a computer with you in your truck.

The Truckers Forum is in no way affiliated with fastfoodbook.com, it is just something we feel that you will find as a valuable resource if you are interested in trying to eat healthier out on the road.

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Rocky

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One word of advice .... "Stay away from the large buffets". I believe you can control the way you eat by ordering from the menus instead of getting food off the buffet and "free feeding" like animals who don't get much exercise.

AND keep this in the back of your mind for those "fast food" take out meals....
Look in your sack and there waiting for you is probably a $0.99 cent heart attack

Eat lots of salads and keep some cut of veggies in your fridge to snack on
 
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JoeT

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I worked in an Irving Truck Stop for several months and noticed that many of the truckers were in fairly decent shape, despite sitting and driving for endless hours. I learned that many had their own frigs in their trucks and tended to pack them with healthy foods and snacks.

My truck is a traveling convenience store, LOL.

I keep a case of regular water, vitamin water, granola bars (and other types of breakfast bars, lunchables, and all kinds of other food with me.

I also stop alot at roadside stands for fresh fruits and vegetables.

I actually started doing most of this after reading this thread and getting that book. Not sure why, but getting the book just created a snowball effect to the point that I became somewhat obsessed with eating healthier and losing weight. It has cost me a little money in the way of buying new clothes, but that is definitely worth it.
 
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Here's an idea:
Park the furthest away from the main buildings at truck slops.
I've been doing this for years, plus it is easier to park and generally quieter except for the reefers.

I do that too and when I go to wal-mart, grocery and anywhere else you can think of.
 
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truckers2unite

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One word of advice .... "Stay away from the large buffets". I believe you can control the way you eat by ordering from the menus instead of getting food off the buffet and "free feeding" like animals who don't get much exercise.

AND keep this in the back of your mind for those "fast food" take out meals....
Look in your sack and there waiting for you is probably a $0.99 cent heart attack

Eat lots of salads and keep some cut of veggies in your fridge to snack on


sorry charlie salad slows your thyroid so is not recomended to eat too many salads slow thyroid means slower matabalizim
just my input since i was an avid amature body builder before driving truck
that ruined me lol
 
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truckers2unite

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My truck is a traveling convenience store, LOL.

I keep a case of regular water, vitamin water, granola bars (and other types of breakfast bars, lunchables, and all kinds of other food with me.

I also stop alot at roadside stands for fresh fruits and vegetables.

I actually started doing most of this after reading this thread and getting that book. Not sure why, but getting the book just created a snowball effect to the point that I became somewhat obsessed with eating healthier and losing weight. It has cost me a little money in the way of buying new clothes, but that is definitely worth it.


watch out for fruits too the fructose which is simple sugars will go right to fat so be carefull eating too many fruits
try lots of protein low sugar (carbs) and low fat diet but keep your protein intake high protein is like 60% burned off just by digestion process
 
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watch out for fruits too the fructose which is simple sugars will go right to fat so be carefull eating too many fruits
try lots of protein low sugar (carbs) and low fat diet but keep your protein intake high protein is like 60% burned off just by digestion process

I have an addictive personality. I usually exchange one bad habit with another.

I bring my own food. I grill my chicken for the week, then microwave it on the road, along with brown rice over half of the time. My vice is candy (one in particular). Is changing candy sugars to fruit sugars like apples, grapes, oranges and bannanas better or will I be in the same boat as before?
 
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