Safety Is Everyone’s Concern! We live and breathe a safety culture. Here are some tips for healthy eating as a Professional Truck Drivers:
- Eating “out of the bag” or package makes it hard to control your portions. Instead, choose an appropriate serving size, plate your food and put away the package.
- Drink a large glass of water. Doing this up to thirty minutes before a meal can help you control how much you eat because you will feel less hungry.
- Putting your fork down and pausing between bites gives your brain time to register how your body is feeling. You will be more likely to stop when you’re full.
- Your body requires energy to digest food and eating large amounts at once can cause you to feel drowsy behind the wheel. As a driver, you may find it better to eat up to six smaller meals more frequently to keep your energy levels stable.
- Sufficient sleep is necessary to regulate your hormones. When your hormones are out of balance, it can trigger feelings of hunger and cravings for unhealthy foods.
- Keeping healthy snacks handy will reduce your need to purchase food from truck stops and restaurants where healthy options are often limited and can keep your hunger levels stable.
- Eat breakfast before getting on the road to avoid being tempted by unhealthy fast-food options.
Everyone overeats and makes unhealthy choices from time to time. Instead, simply notice why you made that food choice and remind yourself that tomorrow or your next meal is a chance to make a better decision. Eating healthy, nutritious foods will help you feel your best mentally and physically and will provide you with energy and a feeling of well-being.
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