When Fitness Goals Conflict With Prepping Goals

My family has one thing in common with a significant number of preppers, whether those other preppers want to admit it or not.  We’re fat.

Yeah, I know.  I’m not supposed to say that about my wife, who I love, but we’re definitely overweight and I’m not doing anyone any favors by pretending otherwise.

Because we’re having weight issues, we are trying to be careful about what we eat.  Carbohydrates are one of the biggest reasons most Americans are overweight.  For years, many of us were presented the “Food Pyramid” as the pinnacle of healthy eating.  We were told to eat tons of grains on top of our vegetables.

Couple that with lifestyles that are constantly on the go, prompting many to grab fast food as a dietary staple rather than an occasional treat, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Continue reading