Food on the hoof
by Munrobspierre » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:24 pm
, just curious as to what everyone eats when they're Munro bagging or general walking.
I tend to go for a big cooked breakfast, then stop at a supermarket to pick up a couple sandwiches, some m and ms and some Lucozade. Occasionally I'll grab a couple of glucose tablets.
Am I doing it right? What does everyone else to for?
by Scottk » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:52 pm
Best to take whatever works for you and you enjoy.
I also have extra food in the car for my return. Getting something in you after exercise is supposed to aid recovery and I'll take whatever help I can get!
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by Mal Grey » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:53 pm
In winter, I carry a flask of soup as well, and quite often a pork pie or sausage roll. I'm not sure why I don't often carry the latter in summer, and may just have to give myself a telling off and carry pie more often...
by abbruce » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:38 pm
South Glenshiel Ridge on Saturday was fuelled by 2 tuna & boiled egg rolls, a small snickers & 2 small Lees mint cream bars.
I used to take sports mix drink, but now take 2 bottles of diluted High Juice with a pinch of salt. In winter, one is swapped for a flask of soup, usually tomato.
by Fiona Reid » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:02 pm
On the hill, a bagel for lunch and a few chocolate biscuits/trail bar type things throughout the day. For a 6 hour walk, one bagel, maybe 3 biscuits/trail bars (about 25-30g each) and a about 75gr of haribo/jelly babies suffice. For a 6 hour day I don't really think a whole lot about nutrition as I'll be eating something decent in the evening so basically have what I'd normally have for lunch on a work day (bagel filled with cheese/pate/peanut butter or whatever) and add some sugary snacks.
For longer days e.g. 8 hours+ then 2 bagels and some extra biscuits etc. If I've been organised I'll take home made flapjack in place of the biscuits.
Monster days (e.g. Cuillin Ridge Traverse): 3 bagels, salted peanuts, more sweets, more biscuits, mini pepperamis.
Drinks: just plain water in summer and a filter bottle to drink from on hill - with the exception of the Cuillin Ridge I never carry more than 1l in summer and just use the filter bottle to supplement as required. In winter a small amount of water (hot) in an insulated container plus .45l of ribenna or similar in a flask.
by Coop » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Couple of bars of chocolate/ mint cake ((ill eat one normally)
Bag of jelly beans/babies ( never normally eat them until I'm on the way home)
Pork pie or 2 small small sausage rolls
I try to not have a curry or bolognese or chilli the night before
by weaselmaster » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:03 pm
Sandwich thin with peanut butter & jam, bag of crisps, cereal bar (like Aldi's Paleo Bar or Trek bar) and coffee for lunch
Another bar or bag of crisps later sometimes.
by Mal Grey » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:40 pm
Breakfast wise, as I'm often on holiday as opposed to just a day trip, regular bacon sarnies feature strongly, but I normally also eat some cereal, plenty of orange juice, and perhaps a banana at the start of the walk.
by Veryhappybunny » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:55 pm
Have been known to have hot apple pie and ice cream afterwards, or a nice scone and tea, or beer and nuts at home.
by walkingpoles » Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:02 pm
by BobMcBob » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:39 pm
Generally I avoid sugary things, although I get a burst of energy I pay for it with greater fatigue later. Better to eat lots of slow-releae carbs (oats are good) and drink plenty of water - I usually reckon on 1 liter every 3 hours but if it's hot then I'll drink much more. I have a Lifestraw filter bottle that I can fill from pretty much anywhere.