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Subject: [Leica] PESO: Hitch a ride
From: imagist3 at (George Lottermoser)
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:51:55 -0500
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At my age and weight a 4 to 5 mile walk will burn 400 to 500 calories.
I just returned from a 50 minute moderate bike ride, just riding into town 
for a couple errands, and burned 450 calories; thanks to the hills and wind.

That means I could have a good sized piece of cheesecake (also 4-500 
calories) and maintain my current weight; or not - and continue on my slow 
weight loss goals.

In simple terms if I want to lose a pound or two per week I have to keep my 
calorie intake under 1300 and burn between 400 and 600 calories per day - 
walking, biking or at the gym.

If I'm sitting in a chair and or a car all day - 1250 calories will maintain 
my weight. Eating any more will slowly or quickly pack it on.

I've tested these realities extensively over the past year and a half. They 
hold quite true for me.

In my twenties 6' 4" the calorie intake was a minimum of 3500 - 185 lbs.
In my thirties - 2700 - 3000 - 195 lbs
Forties - 2500 - 3000 and I was building a house while maintaining a design 
firm with three employees - 200 - 210 lbs
Fifties 2000 - 2700 and beginning to gain unhealthy weight - 220 lbs
2012 - Sixty six - 240 lbs - heart attack
2013 - sixty seven - 218 and hoping to revisit 185 lbs in the next couple 

a note off the iPad, George

On Aug 28, 2013, at 12:10 PM, FRANK DERNIE <frank.dernie at> 

> Yes, quite, but burning off 500 calories takes a fair bit of excercise, a 
> 4 to 5 mile run depending on your weight, whilst it is only a small amount 
> of (junk) food.
> If you have done the calculations you will have seen the facts. That is 
> not to discount the fact that being fit is a very good thing but the best 
> excercise to avoid getting fat is to push back from the table ;-)

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