Sunday, June 28, 2009

so lets talk calories

Why would we want to know about calorie consumption. Two reasons, most of us want to loose weight and look at kayaking as a sport that keeps us in good shape. We all know that to loose weight we have to burn more than we eat. On the other hand when doing a long trip we need to eat enough to prevent muscle loss, and thus need to calculate daily calorie intake to stay healthy.
Luckily for us kayakers there is someone out there who has done all the hard work and published a great easy to understand paper on this subject.
It seems that she is also an avid kayaker and photographer


Silbs said...

And...don't forget to cheat! If you maintain a calorie deficit your metabolism will gradually slow (starvation reflex) and you will stop losing weight. Frustrated at this stage, some go off diets and eat as before but now, because the metabolism has slowed, gain weigh quickly. Answer? Cheat, at least once a week and indulget stops the reflex.

Unknown said...

good point, cheating always feels good for some reason