Cooking/Eating OTR

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Quick chime;

After I had Franklin (youngest) I ended up with gestational diabetes during (and a bit after) his welcome into the world.

Not sure where I read it, but dang...it helped. I sure LOVE me some potatoes, always.

A1 steak sauce. Only. Mashed, so so. Baked potatoes...delicious! I still do it at times.

~ Anne ~

SoTexMike's Comment
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As someone really ready to start a training program, this issue along with getting adequate sleep is the thing that concerns me the most. As a dude getting up there in years I am very mindful about my diet. I have done intermittent fasting for the better part of the last year (only eat meals within a 6 hour window) as well as being a committed (wait for it).......VEGAN.

I fully intend to try and eat as healthily as possible no matter how long I am away from home. It sucks because my spouse became an amazing cook over the last ten years of our marriage and I for the last few years I have pretty much only eaten homecooked meals. Are there other drivers in the same boat? Any other Vegans or vegetarians out there? what do yall do to stay healthy? DO drivers use things like grocery delivery apps or the like when out on the road? How often is it reasonable to expect to stop at a grocery store? Is Walmart the only choice for groceries? If I can be out on the road and find a way to not sacrifice my body to do so, I see no problems. A couple of jouirnals I have read pretty much say they only stop for supplies sparingly. when you are on the road, you are on the road.

Andrey's Comment
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Trucking is a relatively diverse industry - there are all kind of people among drivers, including, I am sure, vegans. A driver is the boss, you can eat whatever you want and as often as you want.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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As someone really ready to start a training program, this issue along with getting adequate sleep is the thing that concerns me the most. As a dude getting up there in years I am very mindful about my diet. I have done intermittent fasting for the better part of the last year (only eat meals within a 6 hour window) as well as being a committed (wait for it).......VEGAN.

I fully intend to try and eat as healthily as possible no matter how long I am away from home. It sucks because my spouse became an amazing cook over the last ten years of our marriage and I for the last few years I have pretty much only eaten homecooked meals. Are there other drivers in the same boat? Any other Vegans or vegetarians out there? what do yall do to stay healthy? DO drivers use things like grocery delivery apps or the like when out on the road? How often is it reasonable to expect to stop at a grocery store? Is Walmart the only choice for groceries? If I can be out on the road and find a way to not sacrifice my body to do so, I see no problems. A couple of jouirnals I have read pretty much say they only stop for supplies sparingly. when you are on the road, you are on the road.

Howdy, Mike D. !!!

You should get a hold of Big Scott (on here.....) and maybe he could help you with exploring CFI as your starting company, as well! Yeah, he's NOT like that somehow stereotypical ... 'run run til done' guy... at all~!!!

He switched to vegan in July ^^^, and is a driver/trainer for CFI. I'll see if I can raise him up for ya..... via email. They do NOT team train, and many other companies do not, as well. (My hubby & I in the pic...we are up in age, too! He's been driving for 20 plus years; me.. got into the mix years ago and had kids; looking to start over, also!

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Davy A.'s Comment
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I use Instacart delivery to the truck alot. Someone up above asked. We have good 2000 watt inverters and fridge/freezers in most of our trucks T knight. I have a microwave and toaster, coffee pot.

Mostly organic instant rice and pasta, Anne's organic Mac and cheese is a great base, add pepper jack and keilbalsa sausage and you have kaseaspatzle. I also do good canned chilli, etc. I'm hypoglycemic so I watch my diet. Ensure breakfast drinks work well. Small servings every 2 hours. Most of the time food is just fuel for me. I eat because I have to.

Also pretty fortunate I guess in that I could eat nothing but truck stop food and never gain a pound. I don't though, too expensive and I don't like taking the time to go inside.

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