Team Driving And Exercise

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JASON B.'s Comment
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Hey Folks!

I'm preparing to join Pam working team. I am one who has to fight to keep his weight under control. One worry I have is finding time to exercise with the truck constantly running. I've seen several posts for solo drivers and exercise, but what about teams? Any suggestions?

PackRat's Comment
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Proper diet is the biggest thing. Don't snack because you're bored. Get out of the truck and move around as much as you can, whenever you can. Do as much walking as possible.

Jay G.'s Comment
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Nutrition is definitely the largest part of keeping that weight in check! One of the more popular diets recently, Keto, has been helpful for a lot of people. This, paired with intermittent fasting can help! Essentially, Keto is no carbs high fat diet. The main reason it works is not because its some crazy magic diet, but rather it helps you feel satisfied longer which eventually reduces the overall calories you end up consuming. It might help with going longer stretches without eating on the road. Diet is basically Calories in vs Calories out. There are some differences depending on insulin response, but that is the gist of it.

I use the example of chinese food because it hits close to home. You could eat a huge meal of chow mein, and within an hour or two be starving! This is because of the insulin response the carbohydrates have triggered in your body and in turn, later sends signals to your brain telling you you are hungry.

I used to work with someone who played in the NFL. At 6"5' and a solid 350 pounds, this was one solid dude. When he started keto and was on it for a few weeks, he was telling me he had to force himself to eat breakfast because he would just stay full for so long.

In regard to exercises, full body cycles can be good. Practice with squats and deadlifts. Improvise shoulder presses, curls, etc. Please make sure to look up proper form and always start with less weight than you think you can do. It will definitely help prevent a lot of bonehead injuries. Also on getting sore, after a few weeks of consistent exercise, you will most likely find yourself not getting sore anymore. Or, maybe on your 30 just power walk around or walk for a solid 15-20 minutes and then do some body weight squats.

Michael W.'s Comment
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Best trucking diet I have found after 30 years out here is the “Butter makes your pants fall off” diet, google that or “Butter Bob”. I lost 60 pounds in a month, rarely hungry and I personally find the diet easy to work on the road and light on the pocket book.

I’m back on it, my thyroid went nuts, packed all that weight back on, now feeling much better! You want to keep the weight off out here, it is all diet. You will find that out quickly once you get out rolling.

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