TIP: Eating during emergencies, disasters, and grid-down.

A.H. Trimble - Emergency preparedness information for disasters and grid-down

When in any kind of emergency, disaster or “grid-down” situation you need to change your eating habits. During these high-stress times you are likely to be working harder than normal by a fairly large margin. Your body will need extra calories. A man performing heavy labor outside exposed to the elements can easily  burn 4000 – 7000 calories a day. Yup!!! That is no typo…7000 calories!

And on top of needing a bunch of calories when expending a large amount of calories, how those calories are ingested is also important. First, starting eating early in the day. Eat something nutritious within 30 minutes of waking up. Then eat every 90 – 120 minutes thereafter. You don’t have to eat anything big, but granola  bars, cheese sticks, crackers, fruit, nuts, etc. will keep your energy up. A decent sized lunch and dinner is a good thing, but plenty of in-between…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.