Bruce is a 20 year over the road veteran truck driver. He had gained 100 pounds over those years as a truck driver. At the age of 45 he made the decision to lose weight and he did so without any crash diets or gimmicks. He lost the weight slowly but surely. It took him18 months to reach his goal. If you are an overweight trucker desiring to lose weight, you too can succeed.
One of the primary reasons that truckers gain weight is that they sit in one position for so many hours of the day and don’t get sufficient exercise. This is a contributing factor in causing both weight gain and constipation. One of the reasons constipation contributes to weight gain is that you should have at least one bowel movement each day that you eat. Many drivers have reported that they only have a bowel movement once or twice a week. This leads to waste accumulating in the colon which causes one to gain weight and often a huge midsection. Furthermore, chronic constipation can lead to hemorrhoids through the act of straining to move stool. Being overweight can also lead to hemorrhoids. So it is important to get some exercise each day. Even if you can only spare 15 minutes a day to exercise please do so because our bodies need a daily workout.
Oftentimes, drivers eat without paying much attention to either the quality or the nutritious value of their food. So often they just want something that will fill them up so that they can eat and go on about their business. So by simply resolving to exercise and to make wise food choices one can develop a healthier lifestyle and thereby lose weight in a healthy manner.
Take the time to make wise food selections.
Make water your primary beverage. You can also drink unsweetened tea or black coffee. These beverages will fill you up without adding significant calories. Avoid sodas including diet sodas and bottled fruit juices. Consume fiber rich foods which are healthy and filling. This includes things like brown rice, raw nuts and whole grain bread and crackers. Also, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eat limited amounts of lean meat cooked in a healthy manner. Stay away from fried and heavily breaded meats, greasy cheeseburgers, etc. Avoid foods with sugar so skip the desserts, doughnuts, croissants and any other sugary fatty foods.
Keep nutritious snacks in the truck such as healthy protein bars and seeds like pumpkin seeds which are healthy and very delicious. Avoid potato chips, corn chips and any other fried chips .Keep a cooler with ice packs in the truck to keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer
Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t make all of these changes at once. Be patient with yourself. Keep in mind that you didn’t gain those extra pounds all at once. Allow yourself to lose the weight slowly which is by far the safest way to do so. If at first you fail, keep trying. Just don’t give up. You will be so proud of yourself when you succeed, and you will also you better and have a lot more energy.
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