Help Needed With Diet

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Robert E.'s Comment
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Started teaming with friend but we have no room for cooler so what would be good snacks to get a truck stops and to eat besides salads? I'm tryingto loose weight by cutting sodas and drinking water but truck stop food What is good to get food wise? Any help is approciated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Walmart has fresh salads. Carrots & cheese don't need cooling if you consume them in a day or two. Buy an insulated shopping bag, so the coolness of newly bought goods can last longer.

My mentor had a busted cooler, so I was in the same boat as you for a few weeks. I also avoided Truck $top food.

C. S.'s Comment
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Started teaming with friend but we have no room for cooler so what would be good snacks to get a truck stops and to eat besides salads? I'm tryingto loose weight by cutting sodas and drinking water but truck stop food What is good to get food wise? Any help is approciated

I'm trying to lose a little weight too, cutting soda is a great help and it's good you've already done that. I don't particularly enjoy drinking just water during my drive so I fill up my mug with ice water and add about 1/2 packet of crystal light or similar. If you're having trouble ditching the soda that can help a lot.

Try to stop at Walmarts when you can. It's a lot cheaper and with more variety than the truck stops. Most fruit stays good for quite awhile unrefrigerated. Whole grain bread, peanut butter, smoked fish, unsalted jerky, granola bars, nuts, dried (not candied) fruit, instant oatmeal/rice if you don't mind eating it at room temp, dry cereal are all good choices that will fill you up and don't need to stay cool.

As for at the truck stops, choice and quality can vary widely. Those half roast chickens at the hot plate aren't too bad, especially if you discard the skin and/or save half for another meal. Those cut fruit cups are also low calorie but in my experience are usually far from ripe and super spendy for what you get. In the end you can really eat just about anything you want and still lose weight as long as you are watching overall calorie intake.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Changing a diet is all about making healthier choices. I have a culinary and nutrition background and I know from personally losing nearly 70 lbs in year that it is possible and possible on limited budget and space.

When you are looking at meal options as far as truck stops, fast food, or restaurants in general, always try to think before you order. Grilled meats are always better than fried, steamed vegetables or baked potatoes instead of French fries, and avoid desserts. If you are going to order condiments or dressings, always order them on the side and be as sparing as possible when you do use them. Try to order a vinaigrette instead of that high-fat ranch dressing, get mustard instead of mayo on your burger, and get as many veggies in there as you can stomach!

Healthy snacks that are portable would include fresh fruit or veggies (apples and bananas are great for those sweet tooth cravings), pretzels (low fat!), jarred olives (lots of healthy omega oils and no need to refrigerate), rice cakes, and whole grain crackers. When you are looking for snack foods, again think! Baked chips are better than fried of course, and any type of fresh food is better.

A couple tips:

Always try to read the labels on snack foods. Some may claim to be low or no fat, but they kill you on sodium or processed sugar. As far as fats go, if a food is high in saturated fat, avoid it.

Watch for foods with processed flours. Try to buy snacks that use unbleached whole wheat flour if possible. Anything whole grain is also a great option.

Also watch for processed sugars. Anything with high fructose corn syrup or a high sugar content needs to be avoided. Again, fresh fruit is a great option for when the sweet tooth kicks in!

Hope this helps!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rob S.'s Comment
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I eat a lot of canned fruits and vegetables. The small cans of mixed fruit with easy open lids work for breakfast. For dinner I add a can of vegetables to some soup and/or noodles depending on how hungry I am.

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