Breakfast at Denny's Exit 40 Next door to the Truck Stop in Tremonton Utah, has what I need for my Trucker Diet.
I only ate one meal yesterday. The casino in Pendleton where I planned on having breakfast didn't have their breakfast buffet that I was REALLY looking forward to. I ate late, in La Grande instead, which meant by the time I was hungry again it was bed time and I was too tired to walk over to the convenience store and get a bed time snack.
So this A.m. I was raring to go and walked over to the Dennys next door to one of the truck stops in Tremonton. T-bone Steak and Eggs, Denny's let me substitute (fresh cut) fruit and a side salad for my sides. Don't forget to tell your waiter to leave croutons off your salad.
Less than $20 for a very large T-bone steak, eggs, fruit, salad and Coffee. I'm almost never hungry, and still lose weight with my Trucker Diet. And yes, I always tip my waiter because they are taxed extra by the IRS based on their food sales. (I've spent plenty of time waiting tables myself.)
Paleo Dinner at Flying J in Salt Lake City
O.k. So instead of doing a new blog post I jut added Dinner at the Flying J in Salt Lake City to the same post as breakfast. This way I could show you one day doing a more Paleo Trucker Diet..I.E. A Low Carb Trucker Diet. With the receipts, so you could see the cost rundown on eating a Paleo Trucker Diet. for a single day.
At least two of the corporate Flying J's have been letting drivers pick two items from the (Much) healthier cold case instead of the hot case starches. Grapes and a Salad are healthier than say mac and cheese, and mashed taters...
The Flying J discounts the cold case items in order to charge the same price for the dinner anyway...Thank You Flying J for giving a great value and helping us drivers do our job better and stay healthier.
So it cost me around thirty dollars today eating very tasty Paleo restaurant and truck stop deli food. Maybe slightly more expensive than say eating fast food. Depends on the driver, but the savings in a drivers health add up over time. Also, I didn't grab a snack of say a banana or apple before bed but I'm not feeling hungry.
Stopped at the Flying J in La Grande Or. for brunch I ordered the salisbury steak with no bread or potato and they let me substitute a bowl of chili, added a trip to the excellent soup salad bar for $2.99
Call me weird but I like to pour my chili over the top of my salad. Keep in mind this chili has beans, which are NOT Paleo, also the gravy may have some corn starch in it but it's still a great low carb meal and a perfect lunch for my Trucker Diet. I deleted the picture of my salad with chili dumped on top, because SOME people kept telling me it looked gross. It sure did taste good though.
Less than $12. Are you kidding! Low carb and tasty, in my opinion the perfect meal for my Healthy Trucker Diet.
According to Alpha Galileo.org "Low-carbohydrate diet has a good effect not only on blood glucose, but also on physical functions, bodily pain and general health, according to a diet study including patients with type 2 diabetes."
“The result is interesting; it provides an additional argument that a low-carbohydrate diet is beneficial in diabetes,” says Hans Guldbrand. “We also found no adverse effects on mental health with the low-carbohydrate diet, which an earlier study had indicated,”
The study was "led by Dr Hans Guldbrand, general practitioner, and Fredrik Nystrom, professor of internal medicine at Linköping University" So, as I suspected by lowering my carb intake I'm also helping my body eliminate pain and fight diabetes. How cool is that!?
I've found found low carb diets like Paleo and Atkins both work well Especially, when coupled with my Trucker Diet. Which I've updated and you can check out HERE.
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.