Every month should be National Nutrition Month, but according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it falls in March.
It is widely recognized that road trips have always been known as the chance to eat junk food, go through the drive-through and throw all common sense regarding nutrition out the window. But when traveling and road trips are in your job description, it is important not to adapt to that lifestyle.
Eating right is essential to keeping your body running at its best.While the availability of smarter food choices are becoming more prominent at truck stops and fast food restaurants, the items with little to no nutritional value are still alluring. We hope you find the following suggestions useful when choosing how to fuel your body.
1. Choose to eat some foods more or less often. Choose more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or 1% milk and dairy products. Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt.
2. Be mindful to eat slowly and pay attention to how you feel. Use hunger and fullness cues to recognize when to eat and when you have had enough.
3. Snack on fruits more often. Dried fruits make great snacks and they are easy to carry and store well.
4. When water just won’t do—enjoy the beverage of your choice, but just cut back. Remember to check the serving size and the number of servings in the can, bottle, or container to stay within calorie needs. Select smaller can, cups, or glasses instead of large or super-sized options.
Con-way Truckload’s 2013 Biggest Loser competition began February 1st and runs through April 26th. To learn more about this healthy competition, or to share your success story, send us a note in our contact section.
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