Ride well, enjoy the trip.
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Using "prepackaged junk" as a suplement and quick energy source doesn't defeat the purpose of eating healthy foods most of the time. We are not recommending junk as a routine diet, just a special event expedient.
I'm not sure how RussSeaton defines "real mountains,"
I don't consider a climb a mountain unless its 6-7-8 miles of climbing up. Constant or varied grade. Switchbacks too. 1-2-3 miles and its still a hill. Maybe a loooong hill, but not a mountain. The 4-5 mile length I guess you could put in either category depending on how vigorous you were that day. I also think of mountains as having a pass at the top. Usually a named pass. Hills usually don't have pass names and elevation signs at the summit.