or many years I earned a living in construction, where I would often work 7 days a week 12 hours a day, out of town, living in a motel, rooming house, tent, or whatever. Most of the guys I worked with ate at restaurants; I usually went to grocery stores instead. And now at 59 I still have very good health while those who ate less healthy are either dead or close to it. There were other factors; they tended to spend time at bars while I was going to gyms and martial art schools...
I always carried a good spoon, fork, and paring knife wrapped up in a cloth napkin in my lunch box, and a can opener. Here are a few of my favorite grocery store and quick shop meals. Avocado; cut it in half and eat it with a spoon. Individual container of fat free yogurt. Peanut butter, eaten with a spoon out of the jar. Nuts and beef jerky, both available from quick shops. Fruit, whatever is in season (should have done the same with veggies). Lunchmeat sandwiches on whole grain bread. Canned olives and various veggies. V8, fruit juice, or milk, found even in quick shops. Salad bar and other buffets often had more or less healthy food too.
While none of this might seem ideal, it's infinitely healthier than whatever else you might find when you're on the road with not a lot of spare time.
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