Easy Ways to Eat Healthier as a Professional Truck Driver

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Cutting out soda is one of the easiest ways to eat healthier while on the road.

Many truck drivers believe that it’s simply impossible to eat healthy while on the road. While being on the road all the time does pose a few challengers, there are a number of easy strategies you can take to develop healthier eating habits. Here are just a few realistic changes you can make to eat healthier while on the road.

Proper Portion Sizing

Many people get hung up on the differences between carbohydrates, fat, and sugar. But the truth is that portion size probably plays the biggest role when it comes to healthy eating. Smart portioning can help you eat better. For example, a large breakfast may leave you less likely to snack throughout the day. Later-in-the-day meals should gradually get smaller, as you don’t want to eat a ton of food just before going to sleep.

Swap Out The Soda

Probably one of the easiest ways to lose weight is to remove soda from your diet altogether. Sodas are empty calories. Drinking your sugars instead of eating them also leaves your body thinking that it’s still hungry. If you must get your daily carbonation, opt for seltzer water instead.

Come Prepared to Cook

Many truck drivers assume they can’t really cook while they’re on the road, but there are many mobile cooking appliances that can let you make healthier, tastier meals. A slow-cooker or crockpot, for example, will let you make something in the morning and have it ready for dinnertime. Cooking food yourself will allow you to control what goes into your meals, so you can make something that cuts down on salt, fat, or other unhealthy additives.

Know Your Habits

Assessing your own eating habits is one of the most important ways of getting into a healthier routine. If you are someone who can’t help but snack all day, perhaps you simply need to find a way to keep yourself entertained while on the road. Another option is to change what you’re snacking on. Instead of chips and cookies, choose things like almonds, yogurt, and fruit.

Remember, changing your eating habits takes time and patience. Don’t give up! You can be a healthy truck driver, too.

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