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Eating Healthier on the Road

One of the hardest things to control when you're away from home for weeks at a time is your diet. The fact is most of the food readily available off the highways and interstates is just not that good for you. From fast food to hash browns you can squeeze the oil out of, there are plenty of pitfalls that can shorten not just your time between bathroom stops, but your life.

You can make healthier choices and requests part of your routine, though. It takes awareness and control, but it will be worth it. Just like the rigs, the fuel you put into your body has a lot to do with the miles you get out of it.

  • Up your water intake. Yeah, you'll need to pee a bit more at first, but that'll work itself out in a few days. Water doesn't just wet your whistle; it helps your body process food and nutrients. It also carried away the waste you don't want hanging around.
  • Hold that fat. No, not your belly. Leave the mayonnaise off in favor of mustard or get light mayo. Can't give up fried foods? Choose one, drop the other. Instead of Chicken fry with fries, go with a sirloin and fries, a chicken fry with a baked potato, or go whole-hog (figuratively) with the sirloin and potato. 
  • Give greens the green light. Swap out that lettuce you can't taste for some spinach. Try a salad with your burger, just go easy on the dressing.
  • Meat some different protein (pun intended). Pork has less fat than beef. Chicken and turkey are even leaner. More and more restaurants are offer turkey sausage in the morning and turkey or meatless burgers for lunch. Beans provide the protein you need to keep you going and are usually friendly to the pocket-book.

The bottom line is the road can be a tough place to eat healthy, but with some small choices, you can make it healthier and keep some miles off your engine. Your body is the only one you have, take care of it. Sam's Truck Sales wants to see you hauling healthy for years to come.


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