Eating and Driving: The 5 Commandments
How to eat well when you're a road warrior
5 Healthy Eating Commandments to Eating and Driving continued...
* 3: Rehydrate With Smart Beverages
Sometimes for me, just about the only time I get a chance to concentrate on
sipping water and hydrating myself is while I'm driving! Use this driving
opportunity wisely by drinking decaffeinated, no or low sugar beverages. Watch
the caffeine -- it's an intestinal and bladder stimulator. Overdosing in
caffeine will make you over-visit the restrooms along the way, not to mention
the attached vending machines.
* 4: Eat Balanced Meals and Snacks That Curb Hunger
Meals and snacks that are higher in fiber with mostly complex carbohydrates
(not refined), and that are balanced with some protein and fat, will tend to be
more satisfying in the stomach and will scare off hunger longer than a meal or
snack that is mostly refined carbohydrates. One example of a balanced meal
would be a bean and cheese burrito or a turkey and avocado sandwich on whole
* 5: BYOH (Bring Your Own Healthy Snacks)
By planning ahead we can stack the snack deck in health's favor. We can keep
ourselves comfortable, refreshed and well nourished while we drive -- without
driving our healthy-eating intentions off a cliff. It is all too easy to grab a
bag of chips or licorice or a box of crackers to eat in the car. Change the
types of foods you take with you though, and you are not only adding more
nutrients to your day, you are successfully avoiding a big collision of extra
calories and fat.