Did you have a new year’s resolution? Even if it was only to make a career change, that’s already a step in the right direction. The next step could be to lose some weight and get in better shape. That way, you will be more comfortable spending long periods in your cramped cabin. Improving your diet will have many different health benefits. Let’s find out how to do this.
Do Meal Prep
One suggestion for you is to do meal prep ahead of time. If you are unsure how to do this, cook a big meal at the start of the week and then break it down into smaller leftover containers. It’s a useful trick for if you are working at the home office as a dispatcher or going on another job across state lines. Your mealtimes will probably vary, and that isn’t always the best news for your health. Eat whenever you need to, and not just because the clock says so. This also means you won’t need to make unexpected stops to stock up on snacks and drinks. Carrying fruit and veggies and soft cheeses are all healthy snacks that you can use to fuel yourself up in between routes.
Manage Your Portion Sizes
Sometimes you deserve to treat yourself to a hot meal at a diner or get a greasy meal at a truck stop. Even so, it’s still important to keep an eye on how much you are eating. In other words, manage your portion sizes. Having leftovers means more food for later, and that way, you won’t run the risk of falling into a food coma after you are done eating. Plus, this is also a useful time-saver, great news if you are running behind schedule!
Get Enough Nutrients
Make sure that you are getting enough nutrients. Stopping to eat won’t help you too much if you depend on junk food to get you through your day, no matter how tasty it is. Again, fruits, veggies, and whole grains are much better for you than anything coated in sugar or batter. Balancing your diet will help you feel better, and when you finally get home to your family, you can enjoy spending time with them!
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