The common perception is that commercial truck drivers are overweight men. That is easy enough to do when you are on the road and stuck in your commercial truck for days at a time. It is hard to eat healthily and exercise when you live out of your big rig.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some more tips to stay healthy while on the road.
Set realistic goals for yourself. It is important that the health goals that you set are realistic, or you are only setting yourself up for failure. Start small. If you truly need to lose fifty pounds, start with a goal of twenty. When you reach them, aim for another twenty.
If you are busy worrying about the fifty pounds you want to lose, when it doesn’t happen right away, you are going to want to give up. You also won’t celebrate the first twenty pounds that you have lost. It won’t feel good, because you are aiming for fifty. However, twenty pounds lost can make a big difference.
Eat a diet full of color. If you fill your plates with color, you are generally going to be eating a well-balanced diet.
It is also better to eat smaller meals than just once. Many truckers drive through breakfast and lunch. They eat one big meal a day. However, it is much better to eat four to six small meals and snacks instead. Your blood sugar will stay level, and you will feel much better all day long.
When you are trying to live a better lifestyle, you need to have goals to help you reach them. However, if your goals are too big, you are going to get discouraged when you don’t reach them right away. Smaller goals will make you see that you are getting somewhere.
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