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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Basic Food Storage: How Much?

In order to calculate the amount of food you have to store you need to calculate the number of calories each member of your family needs to consume to sustain their weight and activity levels.

Here are the formulas you need:

· Adult women:
655 + (4.3 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)

· Adult men:
66 + (6.3 x weight in pounds) + (12.9 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years)

· Girl:
655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years).

· Boy:
66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in year)

Once you have the figures from above use the multipliers below to find the activity level of each family member.

Sedentary (little to no exercise): multiply by 1.2

Light (exercise up to 3 times a week): multiply by 1.3 (1.375 for children)

Moderate (exercise 3 or more times a week): multiply by 1.4 (1.55 for children)

Heavy (exercise 5 or more times a week): multiply by 1.5 (1.725 for children)

With this calculation and by storing a wide variety of healthy food you will have a great food storage plan. 

You should store a wide variety of foods, but have the basics also...

  • wheat
  • legumes
  • Grains (corn, millet, oats, buckwheat, etc.)
  • dried and canned fruits and vegetables
  • dried milk
  • canned or dried meats
  • honey
  • salt
  • oils (coconut and Olive)
  • baking powder
  • Multiple vitamin and mineral supplements and extra vitamin C
But you have to remember that no family's needs are the same so it is important to make your food lists and amounts according to your family's.


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