I’ve spent the last few days prepping many many mail drops of food for our PCT hike. We tried to pack our favorite snacks and meals because sometimes, when you’re really exhausted, only the most delicious foods can tempt you to eat — even though your body is calorie deficit.
That said, spending hours on end surrounded by my favorite foods, but unable to eat them was an interesting challenge.
I may or may not have “ended up” with an extra candy bar or two at the end that was unassigned to any particular mail drop. And I may or may not have rewarded myself for all the preserverance and self-control with a little self-indulgance.