This also explains why PCT hikers tend to "binge" on things like 5 quart ice cream buckets. Gotta bulk up in a hurry to be out there this long without running out of fuel.
Exactly. When I stop in anywhere I eat all I can. At VVR I kept ordering their shrimp plate with 2 fish tacos on the side. One night they made the mistake of thinking I ordered the full shrimp dinner and a full fish taco dinner. Despite this I ate both meals completely and still had room for more.
At Parchers Resort you are more limited on food so I cooked up 2 cans of chili and put 11 slices of cheese into it and ate it all including another 5 slices of cheese plain. I also ate 2 cans of mixed fruit and a small bag of chips. I was hurting for about an hour after that but I needed it! I walked to the resort to clean my pot and they offered me a New York steak. Despite really wanting it I had to decline.