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    I do love summer sausage and cheese on crackers for lunch. Now they have cheese with bacon crackers out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    is it worth running the risk of heart damage that you will live / die with ( when calorie deficit causes the body to consume muscle) to save a few bucks on food
    Gee, I really don't think that's an issue on the AT for most people. (Some people like vegans with highly restrictive diets may have problems resupplying at gas station mini-marts; that's not really a money issue.) There are plenty of opportunities to get calories until you reach the northernmost 100 miles of the trail. Even at mini-mart prices most everybody can occasionally afford some mac & cheese, Ramen noodles, and a bag of Fritos. It's just that people with limited funds can't regularly go for the easiest (and most expensive) resupply, but will often have to walk a couple of extra miles to get to the local Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    IMO here is the real lurking 600 lb gorilla question:

    is it worth running the risk of heart damage that you will live / die with ( when calorie deficit causes the body to consume muscle) to save a few bucks on food

    better to do a shorter hike than a longer malnourished one
    How is it that distance runnners are emaciated, but dont have heart problems then?

    Junk science and flawed logic, thats how.

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    I planned for $20/day. This will cover the resupply days in town where you crush 8,000 calories in a sitting at a restaurant. People make it all the way on honey buns and ramen. Can't argue that. I preferred to take a more nutritional approach to calories and made a conscious effort to get as much fiber, vegetables, fruits, etc. I also added electrolytes into my drink mixes. It made a world of difference compared to my 2016 attempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    How is it that distance runnners are emaciated, but dont have heart problems then?

    Junk science and flawed logic, thats how.
    it is a newly emerging diagnosis, and may end up inconclusive, but yes chronic over exercise and under nourishment are linked to heart stress/ disease - >2 % body fat that was once held up as a model of perfect health may not be

    something to be said of the old adage: moderation in all things

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