Long Term Food Storage Calories

Wise Long Term Food Storage

For the average American, determining long term food storage calories seems more difficult doing taxes. You need to determine what to eat and how many calories/day are needed. Whether planning your emergency food strategy or reviewing an existing plan, 5 Star Emergency Medical Supplies recommends that now is a good time to ensure that everyone in your family has adequate nutrition in an emergency. Fortunately, it is not that hard.

 Long Term Food Storage – What kind of emergency?

First, what kind of emergency you planning for? If you’re creating an emergency food supply for a snow day where you will be playing games all day, you will not need as many calories as you would if you are spending the day clearing storm debris. Caloric needs have been updated recently and require an understanding of what it means to be sedentary, moderately active or active.

  • Sedentary means no extra physical activity beyond daily activities for living.
  • Moderate means walking up to three (3) miles daily at a normal pace (3 to 4 mph).
  • Active walking more than three (3) miles daily or heavy manual labor.

Determine the likely disasters that could occur in your geographic area then imagine what your day would be like. Would you be engaged repairing your house, clearing debris or helping the community rebuild? Would you be passing time with paperbacks until services return to normal?

Long Term Food Storage – How many calories?

Once you have determined your “emergency” activity level, check the chart below (2014 U.S. Dietary Guidelines) for recommended maximum calorie intake. In addition, if you would like to lose some weight, subtract up to 500 calories from the recommended caloric intake.

Long term Food Storage –  Balance your calories

There are a lot of diets that require you to avoid certain types of food, such as Long Term Food Storage - Wise Food Nutrition Factscarbohydrates and fat. However, carbohydrates are required for energy and fat helps you feel full and stabilize blood sugar.

Wise Company entrees and snacks allow you to create the right balance. Choose from our freeze-dried protein options such as Roasted Chicken, Savory Roasted Ground Beef or even Instant Eggs or Milk. Then, choose an energy source such as freeze-dried fruits, granola or pasta entrees. Include a freeze-dried vegetable for fiber and micronutrients and you will have a well-rounded meal that will keep you going no matter what.

Request a free sample or two from the Wise Company and taste the quality.

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