Jul

13

 PPPD. I'm going camping the Montana Rockies carrying ultra light gear later this summer. Food is a substantial percent of the load. The problem is to carry enough food but not too much that you don't eat it all. One method of computing food needs is pppd. As a rough measure it ends up being about as accurate as calorie counting, and a lot easier. So I thought why not try use it at home. An average person on a camping hike will use about 1.4 pppd, more or less based on size, metabolism, level of activity, temperature. At home, without continuous activity the amount should be less. A simple scale will avoid the common and pernicious miscalculation of portion size. The proponents claim that the calories and nutrition needs will generally balance themselves out, as few will eat all butter and chips.

I know without asking that many of you battle weight issues and overeating. I offer PPPD as an easier way of counting accurately consumption. I'm going to try it myself though I am at my perfect weight. It can also avoid wasting food and money.


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