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Good choice, Bad choice: potato chips

Grocery stores and healthy-choice restaurants may not be an option when hunger strikes on the road. While browsing through the gas station aisle for different snacks, one of the most temping choices is a bag of chips, because they’re crunchy, salty and easy to eat at the wheel. Good choice: Sun Chips Original Bad choice: Lay’s Classic Potato Chips Calories and Fat: The Classic Lay’s chips have 150 calories and 10g of fat compared to the Sun Chips’ ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: Domino's Pizza

Domino’s Pizza is the fail-safe plan for a quick, last-minute family or party-size meal. Even though pizza should be eaten in moderation, it’s hard to control the temptation of choosing among endless combinations of crusts, sauces and toppings. Good choice: Grilled Chicken and Veggies Pizza Bad choice: Sausage and Cheese Pizza Calories and Fat: The Grilled Chicken and Veggies Pizza has 200 calories and 7g of fat per slice, compared to the Sausage and Cheese Pizza’s 380 calories ...

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Lessen the Stress

Life is stressful, particularly for a truck driver, so take some time this month to de-stress.

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Fit for the Road

Losing weight and myths about sleep apnea are featured.

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Cooking product: Portable indoor grill

The DeLonghi BQ100 indoor grill and smokeless broiler adds convenience to cooking and eating healthy foods on the road. The portable 20- by 15- by 7-inch appliance is ideal for searing food on the grill then completing the cooking process in the broiler. The BQ100 features a die-cast non-stick grill plate, an adjustable thermostat, an oil- and grease-drain cup, a removable broiler dip tray, a meat thermometer and an optional griddle plate. The grill weighs ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: TCBY yogurt

The Country’s Best Yogurt holds true to its name by offering hand-scooped and soft serve yogurt treats that are more nutritious than ice cream and contain probiotics and active cultures that benefit the body’s immune system, digestive health and bones. While it’s hard to make a bad choice there, you can make a slightly wiser decision to shave some calories and fat off your diet. Good choice: No Sugar Added Chocolate Soft Serve Bad choice: Rocky Road ...

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Foodspotting mobile app

Foodspotting, a website and a mobile app for the iPhone and Droid, is a visual guide to help you decide what to eat, not just where, by allowing you to find whatever you’re craving and discover the best foods around you wherever you travel. Using this application, you can: explore your current area to see the nearest, latest and best foods around you, look up a restaurant and see what’s good there, find a particular ...

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Good choice, Bad choice: Smoothie King smoothies

Smoothie King has the ultimate leg up on all other fast food restaurants—the menu is just blended combinations of fruit. All though the idea of a smoothie trumps the Big Mac indefinitely, be wary of the extra calories and fat hidden in some of the recipes. Good choice: Immune Builder Bad choice: Peanut Power Plus Calories and Fat: The Immune Builder, without turbinado, has 280 calories and 1 gram of fat, compared to the Peanut Power Plus’ 700 ...

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In It for the Adventure

“Trucker Cycler” Scott Grenerth sees the country by truck and by bike, and driver group looks to build on success of previous health walks.

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Horrors of a Traveling Husband

More than I did just a short time ago, I now understand the difficulty of being the one left at home while my spouse takes his job on the road.

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