Proper Fitness And Nutrition On The Road: How Do You Go About It?

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Chris's Comment
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I don't have a problem working out, when I'm running our regional account, I just sock away my barbell, bench and weights in the closed headache rack, so long as I'm under 32,000lbs empty, it doesn't matter.

I am struggling with food consumption however. My calorie goals are met and sometimes busted through.

My delimma is not staying on track or lacking discipline. I have many items in the truck to cook and do often, however sometimes I can't resist the urge to take the easy way and splurge on the carbohydrates. Last night I got mashed potatoes, green beans, mac n cheese and half the serving of that oh so unhealthy meatloaf.

I can't help but wonder, are the green beans and mashed potatoes any resemblance of healthy?

Are Pilot scrambled eggs any good either?

I suppose I'm asking, how do I remained disciplined when all my favorite non-healthy foods are constantly shoved in my face? If I can't be 100%, are some of the items at least semi-healthy?

I am currently at 27% bodyfat and looking to take myself to 15% which isn't cut, but also within normal parameters for a healthy male.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

PackRat's Comment
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Nutrient-Dense KETO is the only way to go.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Chris.

I train under a professional coach full time for alpine climbing and have been for about 2 1/2 years. I've always been an athlete.

Over the years I did some research on nutrition and one time decided I had better look into this vegetarian thing, as much as I'd rather not. It turns out what I discovered was the polar opposite - the carnivore diet - which means eating animal products only like meat, eggs, and dairy.

Back in the day, they used to say that carbs fueled us, red meat and fat killed us. They could not have been more wrong about red meat and fat. We desperately need both and plenty of it.

A couple of years ago I switched to a mostly carnivore diet, cut out almost all carbs, and never looked back. I've never been more fit, lean, or energetic in my life, and I just turned 49.

It takes about a month to switch over to a carnivore diet and get off carbs. If you cut the carbs out too quickly, your energy will crash and you won't be able to get your head off the pillow. You must let your body slowly evolve away from burning carbs and over to burning fat.

I know it sounds insane to say, "Eat a ton of red meat and no vegetables" because we were told the opposite for decades. But I've done it for quite some time and it was Dr. Shawn Baker that turned me onto it:

Dr Shawn Baker - Carnivore Diet

Get off the carbs and a long list of problems will disappear: hunger cravings, volatile blood-sugar levels, bloating, volatile energy levels, allergies, weight gain, mood swings, and more.

If I sway from my routine and start packing in carbs for a few days I come unglued. I feel bloated, my energy levels spike and drop, and I get food cravings like mad. Once I get back to my carnivore diet I feel utterly fantastic.

As far as exercise, I used to carry a couple of dumbbells with me and I went running a lot. At the time I had never heard of those exercise bands, but that's what I would use today instead of dumbbells. I also do a lot of yoga, which I believe is critically important for our health.

Slowly get away from carbs and focus on eggs, meat, and dairy and after a few weeks, you'll feel better than you ever have. Some people like the Paleo diet, which I believe is low carb but has veggies. That would be great as well.

Do a little walking in the hills or running on flat ground, get some exercise bands, eat a lot of red meat, get away from the carbs, and you'll feel better than ever.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris's Comment
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Hey Chris.

I train under a professional coach full time for alpine climbing and have been for about 2 1/2 years. I've always been an athlete.

Over the years I did some research on nutrition and one time decided I had better look into this vegetarian thing, as much as I'd rather not. It turns out what I discovered was the polar opposite - the carnivore diet - which means eating animal products only like meat, eggs, and dairy.

Back in the day, they used to say that carbs fueled us, red meat and fat killed us. They could not have been more wrong about red meat and fat. We desperately need both and plenty of it.

A couple of years ago I switched to a mostly carnivore diet, cut out almost all carbs, and never looked back. I've never been more fit, lean, or energetic in my life, and I just turned 49.

It takes about a month to switch over to a carnivore diet and get off carbs. If you cut the carbs out too quickly, your energy will crash and you won't be able to get your head off the pillow. You must let your body slowly evolve away from burning carbs and over to burning fat.

I know it sounds insane to say, "Eat a ton of red meat and no vegetables" because we were told the opposite for decades. But I've done it for quite some time and it was Dr. Shawn Baker that turned me onto it:

Dr Shawn Baker - Carnivore Diet

Get off the carbs and a long list of problems disappears - hunger cravings, volatile blood-sugar levels, bloating, volatile energy levels, weight gain, and a million others.

If I sway from my routine and start packing in carbs for a few days I come unglued. I feel bloated, my energy levels spike and drop, and I get food cravings like mad. Once I get back to my carnivore diet I feel utterly fantastic.

As far as exercise, I used to carry a couple of dumbbells with me and I went running a lot. At the time I had never heard of those exercise bands, but that's what I would use today instead of dumbbells. I also do a lot of yoga, which I believe is critically important for our health.

Slowly get away from carbs and focus on eggs, meat, and dairy and after a few weeks, you'll feel better than you ever have. Some people like the Paleo diet, which I believe is low carb but has veggies. That would be great as well.

Do a little walking in the hills or running on flat ground, get some exercise bands, eat a lot of red meat, get away from the carbs, and you'll feel better than ever.

I have heard of this on several occasions. I wonder if this diet would be beneficial in bulking phases too? When I do a 5x5 routine, I have to be in a calorie surplus because I'll lose weight, just not the right weight, which is difficult to do without carbs.

Of course the goal right now is to cut the fat before going into a surplus again.

I am going to read further into this, thank you for the insight.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris's Comment
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Hey Chris.

I train under a professional coach full time for alpine climbing and have been for about 2 1/2 years. I've always been an athlete.

Over the years I did some research on nutrition and one time decided I had better look into this vegetarian thing, as much as I'd rather not. It turns out what I discovered was the polar opposite - the carnivore diet - which means eating animal products only like meat, eggs, and dairy.

Back in the day, they used to say that carbs fueled us, red meat and fat killed us. They could not have been more wrong about red meat and fat. We desperately need both and plenty of it.

A couple of years ago I switched to a mostly carnivore diet, cut out almost all carbs, and never looked back. I've never been more fit, lean, or energetic in my life, and I just turned 49.

It takes about a month to switch over to a carnivore diet and get off carbs. If you cut the carbs out too quickly, your energy will crash and you won't be able to get your head off the pillow. You must let your body slowly evolve away from burning carbs and over to burning fat.

I know it sounds insane to say, "Eat a ton of red meat and no vegetables" because we were told the opposite for decades. But I've done it for quite some time and it was Dr. Shawn Baker that turned me onto it:

Dr Shawn Baker - Carnivore Diet

Get off the carbs and a long list of problems will disappear: hunger cravings, volatile blood-sugar levels, bloating, volatile energy levels, allergies, weight gain, mood swings, and more.

If I sway from my routine and start packing in carbs for a few days I come unglued. I feel bloated, my energy levels spike and drop, and I get food cravings like mad. Once I get back to my carnivore diet I feel utterly fantastic.

As far as exercise, I used to carry a couple of dumbbells with me and I went running a lot. At the time I had never heard of those exercise bands, but that's what I would use today instead of dumbbells. I also do a lot of yoga, which I believe is critically important for our health.

Slowly get away from carbs and focus on eggs, meat, and dairy and after a few weeks, you'll feel better than you ever have. Some people like the Paleo diet, which I believe is low carb but has veggies. That would be great as well.

Do a little walking in the hills or running on flat ground, get some exercise bands, eat a lot of red meat, get away from the carbs, and you'll feel better than ever.

Reading through you post again, you say "mostly" carb free, does that mean you have some? I have been eating like this for 3 days now, nothing but fatty meats, water, black coffee and keeping a small portion of mashed potatoes and spinach. Im not tired but i feel like my head is in a cloud. My stomach as certainly debloated a lot.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Paul V.'s Comment
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Man, that's my big issue with that job. I just love carbs, be it bread, pasta, potatoes, they're quite literally my bread and butter. When I'm home, I can exercise or just do physical activities like digging in the garden or going on a bicycle trip, but when I'm in my truck, I have trouble exercising and eating normally... I'll try the paleo diet, with veggies and some meat, as it does sound interesting.

PackRat's Comment
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The biggest thing is knock out the grains and sugar. If you do that, the carbs will drop by more than 75%.

PackRat's Comment
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Man, that's my big issue with that job. I just love carbs, be it bread, pasta, potatoes, they're quite literally my bread and butter. When I'm home, I can exercise or just do physical activities like digging in the garden or going on a bicycle trip, but when I'm in my truck, I have trouble exercising and eating normally... I'll try the paleo diet, with veggies and some meat, as it does sound interesting.

Truck snacks:

Mixed nuts. NO peanuts! These are not a nut.

Avocados. High in fat.

Quality beef jerky. Read the label for added garbage.

Pork rinds. Zero carbs and high fat.

Boiled eggs. Zero carbs.

Sardines packed in olive oil. High fat, high Omega 3, and zero carbs.

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