How to follow a diet while traveling or if you drive a lot for work

A friend of mine asked me if I had any advice for losing weight with the caveat that you have to do a lot of driving for your job. To the point where most of your working hours you are in a car and don't have the ability to cook.

Cooking is super important not only for making dieting easier, but also for general health. You have far greater control over exactly what and how much food you're consuming, and tracking accurately solves a lot of confusion and struggle. But what if you can't cook?

Now, I don't actually drive for my job. In fact, I work remotely from my laptop, so I could stay at home all 24/7 if I wanted to. However, I have gone on several long distance road trips across the United States and have lived in conditions that prevented me from cooking (for example a mastless sailboat in Miami), so I have a few tips I can share.

Alrighty, so first off, if you're only traveling for a short time, like for a one-time vacation trip, consider not worrying about your diet, enjoy yourself, and come back to it when you return. But if you want some preventative maintenance, you can follow these tips as well.

On the road again...

Driving is stressful. It's super uncomfortable, your awareness is elevated to keep you from death at any second, it's usually noisy, fits of road rage consumes you, it sucks. Every time I go on one of these road trips I tell myself I never want to do them because of the hell it puts me through, and you probably know how I sometimes handle stress (hello Burger King).

A few random tips

Food items I've been buying lately

That's it! Take care of yourself, drive safe, and REST.

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