Since starting my new job I’ve been having recurring problems with my diet. I’m typically on the ambulance for 10-13 hours a day, 5 days a week. During my whole shift it’s rare to have more than a few minutes of downtime when I’m not driving, doing paperwork, or initiating patient care.
As a result I’ve started to skip meals because I literally don’t have time to shove a few bites down. I refuse to buy fast food, so I’m left with meals that have to be portable, don’t need refrigeration, and can be eaten quickly.
What do those of you with similar jobs eat when you’re on the road all day? The obvious would be Grow! shakes and bars as well as nuts and fresh/dried fruit. I’m also wary of finger foods. Even though I’m wearing gloves I still know where my hands have been all day and knowing that tends to kill my appetite. I appreciate any suggestions you have for me.