As an Uber driver, one of the best tips that can be given to you is to bring your own food and drink in your car with you instead of stopping for a bite at a fast food restaurant.
There are a few reasons for this. For one thing, the time you spend driving to and eating at a restaurant is time that could be spent transporting passengers. Secondly, the cost of buying fast food in the first place eats into your profit margin. And finally…fast food obviously isn’t even healthy to begin with.
If you want to keep eating healthily as an Uber driver, you should find the information in this article to be of great value to you.
Here are some tips on how to eat healthily while working as an Uber driver:
Stay Hydrated With Water
One of the most important tips you can follow is to stay hydrated. Your body needs water in order to function properly, so in that regard, staying hydrated is very much a safety precaution just as much as it is a health necessity.
Have a water container that you keep with you throughout the day and make it a habit to take a small sip from it every ten to fifteen minutes. Drinking more water also reduces your cravings for junk food.
Bring snacks with you that contain plenty of protein. Examples include protein bars or Greek yogurt. Protein is needed because it contains the amino acids that are necessary for your body to function right. Protein also helps you feel more energetic (because it stabilizes your blood sugar level) and enhances your ability to focus.
Avoid Foods You Crave
All of us have certain foods we enjoy eating but that aren’t really good for us. Whether it be fast food, soda, desserts, or what have you, if you’re going to indulge in these foods it would be wiser to do so on your own time instead of when you’re on the job.
Specific examples foods you should avoid consuming while on your shift include soda, fruit juice, sugary snacks, sweeteners, deep-fried food, and fast food.
Eat In Smaller Amounts Rather Than All At Once
Finally, rather than eating all the food you have with you all at once (even if it’s all healthy food), instead eat smaller amounts of it throughout the day.
The main benefit to this is that eating a large amount of food at once makes you sleepy and lose focus, which could be a major safety hazard that you don’t want to risk, especially when someone else is in the vehicle with you.
Eating Healthy While Driving
Hopefully this article has proven to you that you don’t have to sacrifice healthy eating while working as an Uber driver. Healthy eating isn’t just good for body, it also helps you to maintain focus so you’ll drive more safely.