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  I paddle the BC coast....
  Posted by: chodups on Aug-13-12 8:50 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Aug-21-12 11:27 PM EST --

....2 to 3 weeks at a time.
I figure that I burn ~425 calories per hour.
Each day I eat:
Breakfast - 2 qty packets of instant oatmeal = 420 calories and 1/2 cups of water plus one cup of Starbucks Via instant coffee.
Approx 2 hours later I eat a Probar = 370-400-ish calories.
Two hours later is Lunch. A flour tortilla with salami and cheese + 425 calories.
Approximately 2 hours later I eat a Hammer Bar (~220 caloies and 9-ish grams of protein.
Dinner is freeze dried (add 1.5 - 2 cups) boiling water and eat out of a bag = 425 - 700 calories depending on the meal.
Whenever I feel myself flagging in between I take a hit (100 calories) of Hammer Gel from a jug that I carry in my PFD.
I can feel my energy level and when I need a hit I take it and feel the results.
I also budget 5 pounds of personal fat burn per week (I can afford it).
This works for me. I feel strong and paddle well using this program.

Nothing fancy. No snacks. No special meals.

I just returned from a two week trip on the BC coast feeling strong and was 10 pounds lighter. This plan works for me.


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