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Re: Weight Loss on the AT
>So, getting to the AT ... if you make sure that you get FDA vitamins and
>protein, you should be alright .... and save weight in the process ! Has
>anyone heard of these studies or specific SciAM article (the date may be a
>Joel (billy Goat)
I'd be surprised if this holds true for long distance hiking. Long
distance hiking is a huge demand on the body requiring huge energy
expenditure. In some ways, you might say that during a long distance hike,
your body is put into a "crisis" type situation, and the body calls on all
available resources for energy. Fat reserves get used up, and sometimes
(as in my case) muscle gets burned too - not a good situation. Plus, I'm
sure I wasn't getting very much protein day to day, so I tried to get as
much as possible when I pulled into towns.
For shorter term hiking, or less strenuous hiking, the above advice may
be pretty good. But on a thruhike, you'll never meet a calorie you don't
like ;) .
"People who sacrifice beauty for efficiency get what they deserve."
-Tom Robbins, SLWW
Michael Roberts Graduate Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
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