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While watching a TV commercial for a piece of exercise equipment, one of the participants in the commercial exclaimed the she could burn 800 calories in 30 minutes while using the machine. Tom who was in the room with me exclaimed, “So what? I can eat 1,000 calories in 10 minutes!

Long Ago And Far Away

It was Long Ago And Far Away in a country on the other side of the planet “Earth” that a nutrition concept was reaffirmed.

Physical activity or exercise is not a governing or absolute factor in weight control. As Tom puts it, “Eating is.”

Tom walked into the Company Headquarters’. There he met two gentlemen that were in the process of putting together a detached service team. They outlined what the team was up to and invited him join.  Four or five months of playing football full time and still getting paid sounded like a fun thing.

The work was strenuous and intense getting into shape and learning all the plays. Each day in the morning the team was given a break and Tom would go to a coffee shop nearby and eat some Danish rolls and drink a cup of coffee. It was a good life. That is until Tom and his teammates noticed that Tom’s spare tire was getting bigger and bigger.  Here Tom was doing all of this physical activity training with the football team and he was gaining weight. The coach noticed the weight gain and rearranged Tom schedule so he could not ever get to the coffee shop again.

About a week later (while scrimmaging) a teammate fell against Tom’s leg. The doctor said that it was a “spiral lateral fracture of the tibia and fibula.” This put Tom into the hospital for about six months. This was an interesting experience because it involved lying around in bed with no physical activity. Tom lost about 50 pounds while going from 240 to 190 pounds. Nevertheless Tom still devoured everything he could get his fork into but they didn’t give him anything. There was no way he could get to where there be food.

The answer to WHY may or may not be found at  http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/calories/index.html .

The reason I say, may or may not, is because I’m suggesting that the number of calories you consume is related to your current weight.

When I am writing this blog, I feel like I am confessing all my eating sins to the whole world. It’s makes me more accountable, and to be truly honest. One problem I have usually I get hunger pains before lunch, and I want a quick snack, but I know I shouldn’t have one especially an hour before lunch. That  is when decided to move over to the treadmill for a few minutes.  My hunger pains go away. And it is even easier now, thanks to the Computer Desk over Treadmill (C-DOT).

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