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Primal/Paleo fuel for a long hike

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

What would you recommend to have for breakfast before a 10 mile hike? Last time I went for a long hike, I crashed pretty hard at half the distance.

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on October 11, 2012
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MCT is readily available for order, is it not possible to get it shipped where you live? As to the butter, I typically use two 1-2 tablespoons in my morning coffee.

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on October 10, 2012
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And how much?..

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on October 10, 2012
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on October 10, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Fat and protein, that's what i was thinking, thank you

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I can't get MCT oil or coconut oil where I live, can I use just butter?

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Agree, BulletProof Coffee.

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on October 10, 2012
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It's been about 15 years since I did long distance hiking/biking but I can share what worked for me then.

In my case, but I don't know if it's rare/common/universal, if I was fit enough to hike 10 or more miles I was already somewhat adapted to fat-burning. I played it by ear--if I wasn't hungry I didn't eat before I started BUT if I was hungry I made sure I ate protein/fat rather than carbs because carbs totally kill my energy.

I made it a practice to eat a handful or 2 of high-energy food about once an hour. For me, that was stuff like jerky, nuts and dried fruit.

That worked so well I wasn't usually hungry for a few hours after I finished the day's exercise; I then ate a normal supper and was sleepy enough to want an early bedtime.

I'll be interested in the variety of responses to your question!

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on October 10, 2012
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Fat and protein, that's what i was thinking, thank you

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on October 10, 2012
at 11:46 PM

Nance! You're back!!

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on October 10, 2012
at 07:21 PM

A Bulletproof Coffee with MCT oil and butter should be plenty to fuel the hike. Taking along some beef pemmican or some form of nut butter would also be dense forms of energy.

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06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 11, 2012
at 05:35 PM

MCT is readily available for order, is it not possible to get it shipped where you live? As to the butter, I typically use two 1-2 tablespoons in my morning coffee.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

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on October 10, 2012
at 08:36 PM

Agree, BulletProof Coffee.

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on October 10, 2012
at 09:04 PM

I can't get MCT oil or coconut oil where I live, can I use just butter?

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(3213)

on October 10, 2012
at 11:52 PM

And how much?..

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