Day 38- Aerobic Activity: Burning Fat Or Burning Rubber

Aerobic activity burns fat, true or false? Yes and no. Without getting into a huge discussion about aerobic threshold and anaerobic threshold and VO2max, let’s just say that you don’t burn any fat by walking and you don’t burn any by sprinting. When you run at a speed that barely allows you to carry on a conversation, you are at an optimal fat burning intensity, keep it up.

When searching the ‘net for information on aerobic activity, be sure to vet your author!  Some sites cater specifically to performance athletes and make no disclaimer to warn people that may be new to a sport that what they refer to is for experienced athletes and they should scale down or look elsewhere.   I will call out a particularly popular HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) program here, although they have some of the smartest minds in the world contributing to their site, make no mistake, the subject matter that they tackle is for the SUPER ELITE athlete only.  If they speak of a certain method of running training, you can safely and happily ignore every word printed, UNLESS, you happen to run the mile in under 4:30 or have a series of unbroken 5k or 10k wins, this information cannot help you, it will only injure you.

I run for good health and I am never going to the Olympics, I don’t need the speed.  I need the sweat and the barking dogs at 4 am when the rest of the world is still sleeping, except for the people that own those damn dogs, I hope.  I want to wear smaller clothes, I want to eat smaller meals and I want to play with my grandkids for a long time to come.  But if you want to get technical you can, there is a guy named Joe Friel who probably wrote the book on aerobic training.

my food
4 eggs(320 cal.)P28F21.2C1.6
1 can tomatoes and chilies(50 cal.)P2.5F0C10
1 tsp. coconut oil(40 cal.)P0F5C0
total=410 cal. P 30.5 F 26.2 C 11.6

17 oz.chicken breast(521 cal.)P110.5F6C0
1 onion(64 cal.)P1.4F.1C15.5
2 jalapeños(8)P.2F0C2
4 tbsp. Hoisin sauce(200 cal.)P0F0C25
1 cup lentils(480 cal.)P40F0C80
total=1273 calories P 142.2 F 6.1 C 122.5(serves 2)

1 1/2 cups cottage cheese(240 cal.)P39 F4.5 C15
daily total=1913 cal. P 211.7 F 36.8 C 149.1

My workout- active recovery

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