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post #13 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2020, 07:31 PM
ashi
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Originally Posted by dpdp View Post

For some reason this only dawned on me a few months ago - I'm looking at max 5lbs, but it seems like the cheapest way to shed that weight . I plan to try to drop to that before my next long hike.
There's a trade-off here. Depending entirely on your body composition, you'll want to be careful whether you lose fat or muscle (likely a combo of both) in those 5 lbs. Muscle stores the energy our body uses for activities. If you lose the weight close to a big hike, your energy levels may take a hit until your body gets used to its new composition.
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