The most important thing about a nutrition plan for an ocean row is the amount of it. Rowers will be burning more calories than they can consume so minimising this defecit is important. Generally diets will consist mainly of freeze dried meals. They are lightweight, easy to store packed with calories and simple to prepare with just the addition of boiling water. Meals are supplemented with treats such as chocolate bars, dried fruit and nuts and other snacks. Even with all this food most ocean rowers loose at least a stone in weight during their ocean passage.