Send Your Fat Packing, Go Fatpacking

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This Spring, 6-8 people will go on a 2 week adventure vacation, eat all they want and still lose weight. It sounds like an outright lie, but not with Fatpacking. Fatpacking is body composition change via backpacking. It's unique, it's exercise, it's a wilderness vacation.

From March 19 – April 3, 2004, 6-8 nature lovers (maybe you) who are 15-50 pounds overweight will backpack over 100 miles of the Arizona Trail east of Phoenix. The hike will study the effects of backpacking on weight, body composition, respiration, pulse, blood pressure, and a host of other health related metrics.

Participants will not be restricted to any austere diet or eating plan. Fatpacking believes that eating heartily is important in keeping your body at peak performance level for the rigors of backpacking. We postulate that weight loss will still occur, even if participants eat all they want.

Hikers will also reap a host of ancillary exercise induced benefits. These include kicking caffeine, stopping smoking, reducing stress level, and lowering blood pressure, not to mention fun.

This trip will be led by Wilderness First Responder Steve Silberberg, who holds a degree from MIT.

Anyone who is interested in participating in this trip (hiking) or chronicling it (Article / TV / Film), please contact Fatpacking as soon as possible. Spots are available but space is limited.


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