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Old 28-02-2012, 05:18   #1
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Getting Too Fat to Sail

Still two years and 20 days to retirement (with the blessing), and here I am in China where the food is so good I'm eating waaaay too much. It's funny, but when I sail I don't lose weight but the pot belly certainly retreats. So what is it about sailing that gets me slimmer, the non-horizontal exercise or my lousy cooking?

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Old 28-02-2012, 05:26   #2
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It's the boat motion that causes the belly fat to be thrown out to various other parts of your body. That's why when I first get to the boat I wonder why they made the doors so narrow because I have to turn sideways to get though it, then after a couple of days I fit though the door, but my fingers are fat!
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Re: Getting too fat to sail

Its called the "vanity response". The brain KNOWS you want to look better for the opposite sex, so it controls where the calories go to rest.
Anyway, thats my story, and I'm sticking with it.
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Still two years and 20 days to retirement (with the blessing), and here I am in China where the food is so good I'm eating waaaay too much. It's funny, but when I sail I don't lose weight but the pot belly certainly retreats. So what is it about sailing that gets me slimmer, the non-horizontal exercise or my lousy cooking?

Wish I was sailing
Eat the chinese food but skip the rice...

Westerners tend to load up way too much on the carbs.

If you can't resist limit yourself to a measured cup of cooked white rice. Stay away from fried rice.

Like I'm giving advice - jeesh.

I gain weight when I go the the US. Gained 6 kilos over the holidays. You oughtta see me waddle around the foredeck...
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Re: Getting too fat to sail

For me, raising the main is good for the waistline, not to mention getting the kinks out of my back!
The halyard has a 2:1 purchase so that's quite a bit of "doing the twist" to get that sail all the way up.
I try my best to use the winch only for the last few inches.
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I was down in Cabo years ago and I saw Burl Ives sailing along the beach in a Flicka - he filled up the entire cockpit! He had a beer parked on his belly and a big cigar hanging off his lip! He was happy as a clam!
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poor girl, i just can imagine her nightmares when she have to go to bed.





sorry people, i jus couldn't resist.
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Re: Getting Too Fat to Sail

It's the fact that on a boat you have a much less sedentary life than one typically has on land. On a per hour basis over a period of 24 hours, you are burning more calories.

People also tend to eat more when they are bored....like on land.
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I'll bet mono sailors burn more calories than multi. "The" debate again.
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Re: Getting Too Fat to Sail

I would think that the rocking of the boat would provide un-ending resistance exercise. in my case thats what i am hoping for. :-P
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I'll bet mono sailors burn more calories than multi. "The" debate again.
No contest! (if you're a wind surfer)
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Re: Getting Too Fat to Sail

uh oh,,crap!! my next (first) boat is going to be a Multi-Hull,,ahh well there goes my dreams of losing a fast fifty. :-/
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Yeah - aint it a bitch? I just bought a top climber and I'm too fat to use it!
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If only i didnt love my own cooking so much,,,
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I'm thinking more along the lines of a telescoping mast system,,like the Periscope on a SSN...
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