Spam. Spam. Spam! You will watch it turn into a
strange pinkish shade on your frozen tin plate, put it down and shed
another pound this week.
opposite of everything your doctor told you is on the other hand the
good news on Everest diet! Bring all the fatty goodies, the important
thing is that you really like them. Donít experiment by bringing
unfamiliar foods from home.
The Morrocan cranberry compot could taste swell at a friends dinner
party, on Everest however you tend to avoid new and eclectic taste
Eat lots of the local vegetables (onions, cabbage, carrots). Really
try to finish the heated can fruit that your BC-cook will offer you.
Itís solluble fiber content is extremely effective against hemorrhoids
and constipation. Garlic is excellent for altitude adaptation. It thins
the blood. The sherpas eat it constantly and so should you. The smell?
HAHA. Youíre on Everest, pal. The garlic smell will be among the nicest
snuff youíll encounter.
salami, processed cheese, peanut butter, jam, tinned ham, some tinned
meals, snacks, candy and chocolate - dream it all up and then bring it.
Check expiry-dates for ready made sweet pies and other cakes and
desserts. Many lasts surprisingly well and are excellent packs of
calories (forget about the trans fats for this occasion only).
For high camps; cup-a-soups, instant soups, dried cheese&ham
tortellini (a hit), more chocolate, marzipan, hot chocolate powder, milk
powder perhaps, some coffee and tea. Cereals and oatmeal for breakfast.
Hiking powder meals are not mandatory - try instead instant "real" foods
(rice/pasta casseroles, macaroni-cheese meals, "real" soups requiring a
few added minutes to cook). If you donít like it at home, you wonít like
it better on the mountain. Make it as easy on you as you can by bringing
foods you actually enjoy.
the climbs: Candy bars, nuts, crackers. Sports Bars and Sports Jelly.
Sherpas eat boiled eggs on climbing. Bring them too - wrapped with some
salt in a plastic bag - along with a piece of salami, cheese and bread.
The more "real" food you eat at altitude the better youīll perform.
Anatolij Buchreew had raw carrots. The occasional canned tuna, salmon
and sardines will be a treat. Tubed cheese. Powder Energy drinks.
Bring yourself to eat. Extreme weight loss is a fact on Everest -
just mere excisting at that altitude speeds your metabolism rate by 10%.
Typically we lose around 10-20 lb. (5-10 kg), even if really stuffing