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Subject:  Re: Obesity Rates in 10 Largest US Cities Date:  6/12/2012  1:12 AM
Author:  intercst Number:  70772 of 76237

dbphd writes,

I think any nutritionist will tell you reducing caloric intake is more effective than burning calories. It takes a lot of exercise to burn off calories.

I agreed with that statement until I read this about Olympic hurdler Edwin Moses.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270230486800457737...

After his retirement, Mr. Moses obtained a master's in business while also "detraining" himself, slowly moving from eating 5,000 calories and running hours each day to a more normal pace.

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Isn't 5,000 calories 2 or 3 times what the average adult is supposed to eat?

intercst
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