Monte Belle Wilderness Map check
Active rain or shine, hikers know they can pile on the calories and stay in shape.
But, what happens during the holiday season, post long distance hike?
You eat. And eat. Seems the body is making up for days of ramen and oatmeal by stuffing down turkey and pie.
So what's a hiker to do if they want next season to open without an extra ten or twenty pounds around the middle? That extra load will kill your knees, fight you every ascent, and demoralize you when your favorite pieces don't fit.
Its a struggle. A hard one. Your stomach is growling. All those muscles you put on last summer want Food!
Time for activity. Get out and ski, walk, lift weights, snowboard, swim. Yeah, right.
Somehow I can eat a million calories and wear off 423.
Stevenson Island Ski (Lake Yellowstone, 325 feet of thermal hot spots surrounded by square miles of water)
I get it.
Find the food you love, but portion control that baby. Eliminate the butter, oil and gravy.
Stay away from beer. Beer makes beer guts.
Wow, and wine. Wine is sugar left to its own devices. Perfect. Just what I need.
No, seriously. Home made vegetable soup, lots of hard crisp apples, butter free popcorn (dry filler, I know), rolled oats (not the prepackaged cereal with 160 calories per infant serving.)
It's hard, but way harder to get those pounds off.