Take Control of Where & What You Eat by Dr. John McElligott
Recently, I received a call from a trucker who has a blog. He wanted to know my thoughts about fast food in truck stops. I put my thinking cap on, reviewed my own diet, and thought about what I’ve ordered at truck stops in the recent past. Some random thoughts ran through my mind, but one thought stood out. Was the food I ordered typically delivered to me fast, or slow?
Read the full article in Road King Magazine here.
10 Tips for a Healthier You
- Walk. Slowly increase your length, speed and frequency. Remember, people who walk fast live longer, are healthier, and are more mentally sharp. Stop where you’ll find walking trails.
- Water is your best hydration source. Limit your soft drink and juice intake.
- Eliminate simple carbohydrates (sugars) from your diet. You get enough sugar from complex carbohydrates.
- Vegetables are good for you. Learn how each kind improves your body.
- Fruits that are not processed are good, but in moderation.
- Choose grilled fish and chicken, limit fried. Red meat, pasta, and dairy are OK, but in moderation.
- Do not add salt to your food; 2000 mg/day is plenty. Your taste buds will adapt over time. Processed foods are loaded with salt. Be sure to read labels, especially on canned foods.
- Get at least 15 minutes of sunshine every day. Sunshine activates Vitamin D.
- Chew your food at least 2O times, or until it is soft, and wash it down with water. This gives your body the time it needs to recognize something new is in your stomach and that hunger is going away.
- Have an occasional treat or favorite food; don’t deprive yourself to the point of giving up. Good health is a lifelong journey. Set goals. Monitor. Build on your successes.
Dr. John McElligott