Why are we calling this package the MRE™ Replacement Supply? If you are a current or former Military Service Member, you are very familiar with the DoD Meal, Ready-to-Eat™ (MRE™). The Department of Defense somehow concluded that this was the way a Warrior should be fueled.  We at Fire Team Whiskey® HIGHLY DISAGREE. The average calories in one MRE™ is 1,250.  The macronutrient balance average in one MRE™ is as follows: CARBOHYDRATES: 51%, PROTIEN: 13%, FAT: 36%. One MRE™ contains an average of 57 grams of sugar. According to DoD, they recommend that a Military Service Member consume three MRE™s per day in order to ensure proper caloric intake in the field. This equals to roughly 3,750 calories per day with over half of these calories being carbohydrates. The recommended daily calories for an average male is 2,500. For a female it’s 2,000. No matter how hard you are working in the field, you are not burning anywhere near the additional 1,250 to 1,750 calories. Also, if you eat 3 MRE™ meals in a day, you are consuming an average of 171 grams of sugar. With 4 calories per gram of sugar that equals 684 calories from sugar in a day. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 150 calories from sugar a day for men and no more than 100 calories from sugar per day for women. 


Let’s compare this to the Fire Team Whiskey® .22 Caliber Eating Plan. The .22 Caliber Eating Plan for a day includes 3 meals and 2 snacks (allowing for one FuelRation™ Bar and one SpecOps™ Shake to be one of those meals or snacks during the day). The average total calories on the .22 Caliber Eating Plan is 2,139.  The marconutrient percentages are as follows: FATS: 60%, PROTIEN: 25%, CARBOHYDRATES:  15%. This balance is called Ketosis, using fat as your body’s energy source.  Fat as fuel lasts longer, so you don’t have to constantly eat for energy and don’t have to eat very much at a time. Fat keeps you feeling energized because fat burns much more slowly than carbohydrates. Fat also provides a much more efficient fuel for brain functioning, providing improved focus, reaction time and processing time.  The .22 Caliber Eating plan also averages less than 25 grams of sugar per day, which actually meets the more stringent World Health Organization’s recommendation of no more than 25 grams of sugar per day.

Let’s replace the MRE™ with food that makes sense for a Warrior to be consuming. Food that provides long lasting energy, requiring less eating. Food that prevents blood sugar crashes and carbohydrate overindulgence inducing sleepiness. Let’s replace the need for Warriors to constantly consume energy drinks and sugar to get through a day. Let’s replace the food that reduces attentiveness, focus and causes fatigue with food that increases reaction time, attention and energy. Get a MRE™ Replacement Supply box and replace two meals or snacks a day for 30 days with our Warrior Fuel. Feel the difference for yourself! 


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