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Learning About Transportation

Truckers: 3 Tips For Eating Healthy While On The Road

Jeffery Spencer

As a truck driver, you spend a lot of time in your rig, on the road. This can make it easy for you to stop by a fast food restaurant or to eat a lot of truck stop food, especially since you probably try to keep a tight schedule so that you can get your loads to their destination on time. However, even though it can be easy to fall into the trap of eating unhealthy food, it is possible to make healthier dining choices when you're on the road. These are a few tips that can help you eat healthy while you're on the road.

1. Drink Plenty of Water

Keep plenty of bottled water with you when you're on the road, and make sure that you drink it all throughout the day. For one thing, staying properly hydrated is important. For another, drinking water can help prevent you from grabbing sugary sodas and other unhealthy drinks that can really pack on the pounds. You can also save money over purchasing truck stop sodas by keeping a cooler of bottled water in your rig at all times, so you're sure to see an effect on your health and your wallet by making this simple change.

2. Pack Your Own Healthy Snacks

When you're busy, hungry and on the road, it can be simple to grab a fast food sandwich or a sweet treat from a truck stop. Plus, boredom eating can be a big problem for many truck drivers who spend hours on the road and are simply looking for something to keep themselves busy. It's smart to think ahead and pack your own healthy snacks for the road so that you don't find yourself making unhealthy impulse buys when you stop to fuel up and so that if you do eat out of boredom, at least you'll be snacking on something healthy. Consider packing fruit or veggies that have already been cut up and that are easy to keep in a cooler and eat on the road. You can also make a healthy trail mix, air-popped popcorn or other healthy snacks before you hit the road so that you have something reasonably healthy to munch on while you're driving.

3. Cook, Even On the Road

Home-cooked meals are generally much healthier than truck stop fare. Even if you aren't at home to cook, however, you can simulate the experience from your rig. For example, consider purchasing a small slow cooker and an adapter and preparing roasts, soups, stews and other healthy meals while you're driving. After a long day on the road, your meal will be hot and ready to eat.

As you can see, it is possible to eat healthy on the road when you're a truck driver. Follow these three tips, and look for other ways to make healthy choices, and you can make healthy lifestyle changes that work with your busy career. Contact a business that offers owner operator jobs for more information.