It is never too late to discover some healthy meal tips for truck drivers! Of course it is always easier to grab whatever there is to buy at a truck stop. However, does it offer some (if any) nutritional benefits for you? Road meals don’t have to be unhealthy. There are many ways in which you can create some healthy habits, so here are some meal tips for truck drivers:
1. Drink more water
Truckers often forget about this, even though it is one of those things you hear all the time. Also, truckers often drink a lot of coffee (of course this should not be the case, and you can find other ways to stay awake on the road). In addition you should drink even more water- for 1 cup of coffee drink one glass of water!
2. Eat before you are hungry
Although you can’t anticipate when you will get really hungry, you can curb your appetite to avoid overeating.
3. Plan your routes
You know your route upfront, so you can make a plan where you will stop along the road. Unless there are healthy stops, bring your own food.
4. Don’t skip breakfast
It’s a myth that if you skip breakfast you will cut down calories! Skipping breakfast will only make you overeat the rest of the day. Eat a healthy, protein sourced breakfast like eggs, lunch meat and/or a protein shake!
5. Healthy snacking
Munching on a bag of chips every now and then won’t do any good, but healthy snacks like fresh fruits and nuts will help you keep your hunger from hitting the danger zone. In addition, they will help you maintain even energy levels and stay more alert on the road.
6. Lunch and Dinner should be smaller meals than Breakfast
Just stay away from fast food at all costs!
7. Don’t eat two hours before bed
Bedtime snack is an extra meal and, therefore, extra calories. Also, it may disrupt your sleep- and you don’t need that! So help yourself and try your best to eat 2 hours before going to bed!
Try to adopt a more realistic attitude about healthy eating to establish habits that you can live with long term. There is a popular method to build habits called 21/90 rule. Short version is: it takes 21 days to create a habit, and 90 days to create a lifestyle.
So why not start today?
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