This brochure provides eating and drinking insights to help drivers remain focus whilst driving. Food and water are crucial to remaining focused.
Remember: A driving job demands hours of full-on concentration, and as you know, that can be pretty draining. Fuel up with a good meal before work. Eat small amounts often to stay fuelled but not overloaded.
Before your trip
- Fuel up with a good meal before work. Have wholegrain breads or cereals, and some protein like milk, yoghurt, cheese, eggs, or baked beans for lasting energy.
- Pack some vege or cheese sticks, fruit, a sandwich, or unsalted nuts for snacks. They’ll help keep you alert, and stop you getting so hungry.
On the road
- Take a water bottle and drink about 2 litres a day. Dehydration affects concentration.
- Tea, coffee, milk, and juice count towards the 2 litres but aren’t as good as water. Coffee only gives you a shortterm kick.
When you stop for food
- Fill half your plate with greens, and a quarter each of meat/fish/beans and rice/pasta/potatoes.
- Order food with a tomato-based sauce rather than creamy sauce or gravy.
- Eat slowly: it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realise you’re full.
Off the road
- Be more active. It increases your energy and concentration, and keeps you healthy.