A rigorous scientific study found out what any grunt knows after just two weeks in the field: MREs make it hard to take a shit.

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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Quentin M. Todd/Released)

We all know service members like to push it to the extremes. Biggest, baddest, fastest; we like to do everything to the absolute -est. It's what we're known for: doing more with less, going places others can't go, first in, last out, you know, all those things. But sometimes in life, moderation is key.

Here are 6 things you see in the military where less really is more.

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The Army won't field its much-anticipated Meal, Ready to Eat pizza until 2019, but a few soldiers deployed to Afghanistan managed to snag an early delivery thanks to our friends over at Stars and Stripes.

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For all those troops who get the munchies in a war zone, the Army is about to deliver.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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U.S. Army photo by Gary Sheftick

The Tetris-style packing prowess of the American infantryman is unparalleled, enabling a grunt to cram weeks’ worth of supplies into a single pack before stepping off on an op.

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