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Hiking Tips for People who Love Food and Adventure

If you love food, want to eat as much as you want without worrying about those pesky calories, then hiking is for you!

Hiking and food are inseparable. We often endure the sucky part of hiking, sometimes even sadistically pushing ourselves harder and further, just knowing that at the end of the day, at the end of the trail, at the top of the next climb or at the end of it all – there will be a big bowl of delicious comforting delight – making it oh so worth it. Of course Hiking is not only a fantastic way to eat what you want, but you get the bonus benefits of being able to connect with nature and score some excellent exercise points.

Whether you're trekking through rugged terrain or exploring scenic trails, proper nutrition is essential to fuel your adventure and keep you energised along the way.

Tip 1: Hydration 

Staying hydrated is vital for hiking enthusiasts, especially when exerting energy over long distances or in hot weather. Make sure to pack plenty of water and take regular sips (to avoid *water-intoxication) throughout your hike to prevent dehydration. Additionally, consider bringing along electrolyte-replenishing drinks or hydration tablets to maintain optimal hydration levels.

Great examples of these include: 

  1. Rehidrat - Sport
  2. Game 
  3. Energade  

*NB: Do not drink an excessive amount of water in one go. This is referred to as "water-intoxication". Common signs include vomiting, nausea, dizziness, headache and fatigue. Best practice is to regularly take small sips of water and use electrolytes to replenish the salts and minerals you are excreting through sweating.  

Tip 2: Pack Nutrient-Dense Snacks 

When hitting the trails, it's essential to pack snacks that provide sustained energy and nutrition. Opt for nutrient-dense options such as nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and energy bars. These portable snacks are lightweight, easy to pack, and offer a good balance of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats to keep you fuelled during your hike.

Tip 3: Plan Balanced Meals 

Planning balanced meals for your hiking trips is crucial to ensure you're getting the nutrients your body needs for sustained energy and recovery. Incorporate a mix of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats into your meals to provide long-lasting fuel. Freeze-dried hiking meals are an excellent option for on-the-go nutrition, as they are lightweight, easy to prepare, and packed with essential nutrients.

Tip 4: Choose Freeze-Dried Meals for Convenience 

Freeze-dried meals are a convenient and nutritious option for hikers looking to minimise pack weight and meal preparation time. These meals are lightweight, compact, and require only hot water to rehydrate, making them ideal for enjoying a hot meal on the trail without the need for bulky cooking equipment. With a wide variety of flavours and meal options available, Forever Fresh offers hikers a convenient solution for satisfying hunger and replenishing energy stores during long hikes.

Best Sellers at Forever Fresh:

1. Traditional Beef Lasagne 

2. Mild & Creamy Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice 

3. Honey Soy Chicken Stir Fry with Noodles 

4. Chicken a La King with Basmati Rice 

5. Beef Stroganoff with Mashed Potato 

Forever Fresh's Freeze-Dried Meals are meticulously crafted to deliver optimal nutrition and energy for every adventure. With a focus on high protein content, these meals feature premium ingredients bursting with flavour. Packed with wholesome carbohydrates, they provide hikers with a superior source of sustenance to fuel their journeys.

Tip 5: Listen to your Body 

Lastly, listen to your body's cues while hiking and adjust your nutrition and hydration accordingly. Pay attention to feelings of hunger, thirst, fatigue, and make sure to refuel and hydrate as needed. Remember that every hiker's nutritional needs may vary based on factors such as activity level, metabolism, and environmental conditions, so trust your instincts and prioritise your well-being during your outdoor adventures.

Proper nutrition is essential for hikers to stay energised, hydrated, and healthy during their outdoor adventures. By following these tips and incorporating freeze-dried meals into your hiking nutrition strategy, you can fuel your body effectively and make the most of your time on the trails. So lace up your hiking boots, pack your backpack with nutritious snacks and meals, and embark on your next hiking adventure fully prepared to conquer any trail that lies ahead.

Happy hiking!





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Sunjay Bodasing - March 8, 2024

I love the tips.
Will give it a try.

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