Anita Kemp Ph.D. Blog

Ideas for a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Backpacking the Pounds Off

Here’s an idea that may appeal to some but certainly not all. I just spent 3 weeks backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail. It is a very beautiful trail that tries to stay on the crests and gives wonderful views. It was a joy to be in nature and have no stress. And if someone wants to lose weight, you will certainly do so. It is impossible to carry or eat enough calories to make up for what you expend. Several pounds a week will just fly off the body. Of course, you have to be ready for this adventure. The really amazing thing is that there are at least 500 individuals hiking the whole trail from Mexico to Canada, over 2500 miles. And skinny people all. It takes 5 1/2 months and a strong commitment. They form a community and look out for each other. They also come from all over the world. Most are traveling solo. Most are young men and women. However, there were people in their 60’s and 70’s as well. Doing part of the trail is enough for me and maybe for you. Check out the Pacific Trail Association for more information.

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July 21, 2013 - Posted by | weight management

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