Trucks lose weight and gain control of their lives
Truckers often fall victim to excessive weight gain due to the nature of their profession being mostly sedentary. However, some drivers are changing their negative food behaviors and have made motivational goals to preserve their trucker health.
Truck driver Phil Staples had reached a weight of more than 400 pounds. He connected with filmmaker Joe Cross from Australia and was introduced to the idea of jumpstarting a new nutritional regimen that began with supplementing most of his intake with juice, reports the Miami New Times.
The process was documented for Cross' film called "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead," in which he journeys to the U.S. to find camaraderie among those who struggle with their weight.
In the end of the movie, Staples manages to lose almost half his original size through a change in diet and an increase in movement.
Gerald Niedzwiecki is another trucker who decided to stop his unhealthy, dangerous eating habits, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Niedzwiecki, who was also severely overweight, decided to lose the pounds with simple controlled exercise and by consuming nutritional foods. Through new, easy routines, such as walking around his truck 35 times (which equals one mile), Niedzwiecki has lost about 170 pounds in this first year.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Truckers often fall victim to excessive weight gain due to the nature of their profession being mostly sedentary.