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Healthy Eating Habits for Cops

As we all know, maintaining good nutrition as a police officer is a challenge. However there’s no reason to starve your brain and body, which can’t function at optimal levels without the proper and necessary nutrients.

Police officers face many challenges to eat properly at work. For many of us, our ‘office’ is our car. Our long shifts lead to a high consumption of caffeinated drinks and fast food and the reality is, when we’re on duty, we eat our meals on the go and usually buy fast food.

Knowing that we have limited access to healthful foods on the job, there’s some easy changes we can make to our eating habits. Foods like fruits and vegetables, yogurt and sandwiches can be packed at home and carried in a cooler in the vehicle. Sometimes responding to back-to-back calls all day or responding to emergency situations for hours on end makes it very difficult to follow a plan that requires consistency or routine. In addition to packing food from home, identifying and choosing healthier menu options at fast-food restaurants is an alternative to menu items that are high in calories, fat and sodium and are energy depleting.

Bringing food from home and keeping it close by ensures that you’ll eat regularly. Skipping meals or depriving yourself of food can often result in unhealthy food choices. Go for healthy snack options; hummus and veggies, kale chips, or a couple of handfuls of homemade tail mix are all nutritious treats.  Homemade trail mix is easy to make; combine any of your favorite (dry) ingredients and keep the mix in an airtight container in a cool, dry location to prevent spoilage, and you’re good to go. Trail mix is light, portable and full of energy dense ingredients.

Here’s one of my favorite combinations, it’s called Coffee Shop: Hazelnuts, almonds, raisins, chocolate – covered coffee beans, white chocolate chips. *Keep serving size to a quarter-cup or less to keep this snack at a healthy portion size.

Lastly, I can’t talk about nutrition without mentioning the importance of hydration, so DRINK!  Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired. Experts recommend that we drink 8 or more glasses of water a day. Invest in a water bottle and try to keep it at arm’s length throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

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Great post i must say and thanks for the information. Education is definitely a sticky subject. However, is still among the leading topics of our time. I appreciate your post and look forward to more.

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An instructive post. People to really know who they want to reach and why or else, they'll have no way to know what they're trying to achieve. People need to hear this and have it drilled in their brains..
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