Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Eating Healthy In The Truck

     Eating healthy meals in the truck is essential to maintaining a successful trucking career.  "Seriously Ed?" you say.  "Yes absolutely" I say and here is why;  Lets say that you drive a truck for ten years, make excellent amounts of money, meet numerous friends and colleagues, and buy all sorts of properties and vehicles, but you haven't been taking care of your health.  So after ten years you have a stroke, get diabetes, hernias, or any number of other ailments.  Congratulations, you just lost at all of your goals.  In my mind, the trucking business has just officially beaten you.

     I have a tried and true plan to stay in shape on the road and it involves a routine.  A healthy routine of eating the right things and doing the right things.  Mainly it involves light foods and healthy snacks throughout the day so that you aren't starving at every meal.  The list of what you can and can't eat is too enormous to list here, but I have a list that works well.

     The key thing here is that everyone is different.  What works for me, might not work for you.  You should develop a good list of "go to" foods which can last through the temperaments that it will go through in the truck environment.  Canned foods are famously high in salt, but lately there are a number of soups which have low sodium.

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