When you’re sitting in the tractor or header all day, watch your kilojoule (or calorie) intake. We’re less likely to burn energy when we’re sedentary and consuming large meals and foods high in saturated fat. Get a good start to the day by having a healthy breakfast that is rich in essential vitamins and nutrients (such as fibre, low-GI carbohydrates, B vitamins, folate and protein). Oats, barley, bran-based cereals, grainy breads, eggs and cooked veggies (e.g. mushrooms, spinach and beans) are all ideal.
Don’t skip meals either – pack a wholegrain sandwich or roll, and nuts, fruit and veggies to nibble on. Avoid ‘convenient’ snacks like muesli bars, biscuits and chips as these are often high in sugar, salt and saturated fats.
Hint: if you're stuck for meal ideas, check out our healthy recipes.