In July 2015, 45-year-old Bobby Anderson, a Mississippi-based trucker made it in the headlines because of losing as much as 65 pounds within a short period of time. What did he do? He just cooked and ate his vegan meals while on the truck. He has proved that in order to lose weight, all that you need is dedication and vegetables.
Willpower is important
Anderson is a veteran Marine and spends six days behind the truck steering wheel. He drives for around 14 hours every day. Anderson has been working as a driver for more than 21 years. Due to some health issues, he decided to change his lifestyle.
“Initially, I looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger, and after spending few years as a trucker, I started looking like Chris Farley,”-said Anderson while interacting with journalists.
Like most of the truck drivers, Anderson had no other option but to eat fast food available at truck stops. As the number of kilometers traveled in his log book increased, he ended up gaining more and more weight. There was no way to control his unhealthy lifestyle as he had no time to join a gym because of his schedule.
At one point, his belly used to touch the steering wheel, and there was almost no room to breathe. But, now, his belly has completely done down.
Now, the most important question, how did he lose so much of weight? He stopped eating BBQ, fast food, hush puppies, and unhealthy stuff. The first step that he took was creating a balanced diet with blueberries, potatoes, avocados and vegetables, fruits. He completely removed dairy products, meat, and fish from his diet. Anderson started cooking his own meals and his most important tool was a pressure cooker.
It’s not something that takes hours of preparations, and Anderson spends few minutes on his week off for preparing his meal that he eats during weekdays. He prepares vegetables and fruits during these few minutes.
Believe it or not, but he carries toaster, hot plate, waffle maker, and pressure cooker along with him on the truck every day. These devices are powered by truck’s electrical power system.
He cooks his meals real fast, for example, he spends 12 minutes for preparing the stir-fry. The best pressure cooker can be easily plugged into almost all power sockets and can cook vegetables and beans within minutes. No matter if you are at home or somewhere outside, camping.
This has improved his health and he does not need any medication, antidepressants like he did before, in the earlier part of his life. The trucker is also back to exercises. Anderson has proved that you can improve your health if you are dedicated towards the same.