Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: 0.4 lb weight loss per day leads to loss of strength and feeling less energetic in lean, active young men
- Ralph, I'm currently about the same place as you I think but I've been alternating my source of high quality protein to vary between: Organic Grass-fed, casein-free Whey; Plant Protein Powder; and alternating (only about 2-3 times a week) forms of animal protein (lamb, chicken, salmon, beef). So I can go a couple of days a week without any killed-then cooked animal protein (whey is not such). But on the JMT, I've already packaged my food and it includes freeze-dried animal protein and Tankabites (a blend of half bison jerky and dried fruit), plus alternating forms of grass-fed whey protein and plant protein powder. I fly to CA tomorrow and my food is about 40-30-30 (calories percentages, carbs, fat/protein) and averaging 2170 calories a day for an average hiking of 8.6 miles a day. I'll be out on the JMT 28 days. Hope to see many of you on the trail!I start Wednesday but will be doing some day hiking and acclimatizing before then. I have friends who live in Mammoth Lakes (they used to be big hikers in upstate NY).But Campbell's book is so interesting and revolutionary in a sense, kind of like Copernicus. I definitely want to read a whole lot more to learn more. I would like to know more about the diets of top athletes who are vegetarian particularly those whose diet is India-Paleo if such a term can be depicted.-------------------------------------------------
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_On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:47 PM, straw_marmot <ralphbge@...> wrote:
I don't know where you come out of all this, but my conclusion was that a good plan was that the smart plan from a purely health perspective (i.e. independent of any animal welfare issues) was to increase the proportion of my diet that's plant-based quite considerably, but to continue to eat high quality animal products in moderation.
- Added up our meat... Salmon jerky, beef jerky, beef sticks, bacon jerky, dried buffalo (Tanka), dried ground beef, dried ground pork sausage...
Approx 20 pounds and $400+ for four of us on a 25 day hike plan.
If that isn't enough protein, hopefully the 5 dozen dehydrated eggs will help.
100 person x days of food is a daunting planning task.