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Offline Mark Manley

Malnourishment on a long tour
« on: February 21, 2015, 02:28:16 pm »
I posted my experience relating to nutrition on another travellers forum after a tour of SE Asia a couple of years ago and it was recently resurrected by an interesting reply from a couple who had cycled from Canada to Panama on a vegan diet, I thought I would share it with you as it might be of interest.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/overland-bicycle-travel/malnourishment-on-the-long-tour-57633

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Malnourishment on a long tour
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 11:10:54 pm »
Can't recall what vegan means.  I've only toured in Europe and the USA.  Ate anything and everything at convenience stores and restaurants and inns/motels.  It was all good food.  Tasty if not always dietary healthy.  Coke, Hostess, Nutella are not healthy but do give you lots of calories.  Guessing some of the very foreign locations have native food and germs and sanitation that are not compatible with non natives.

Offline driftlessregion

Re: Malnourishment on a long tour
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 04:56:18 pm »
vegan means no animal products. none. tough to do on a tour.

Offline RussSeaton

Re: Malnourishment on a long tour
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 01:49:42 am »
Vegan would be tough on a tour.  The daily carbohydrates would be easy enough.  Assuming vegans can eat high fructose corn syrup drinks and other "garbage" food that is not healthy unless you are burning calories like crazy on a bike tour.  Guess I am assuming vegans would also be against eating awful foods like Coke, Twinkies, and Hostess fruit pies.  If you are against eating animals I would think you would also be against eating sugar grown in almost slave plantations by big corporate evil enterprises.  Maybe three people died getting a Coke to you and that should be more important than killing a hog for bacon.