Let’s #EXERCISE at #DadChat Thursday

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Newsweek Cover - Fat for Life

Exercise. No, it’s not a dirty word but do we or our kids get enough exercise? With all the screens occupying all our minds, are we getting outside or inside and moving our bodies? Why is obesity such a “large” problem today? Let’s talk EXERCISE this Thursday August 20 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET with Charlie Jeffers – one of the founders of our beloved Hashtracking.com.

This week’s transcript and stats

Obesity

Charlie Jeffers was a commercial fisherman for 7 years, He worked in sales and ran restaurant companies in NYC for 20+ years.  He moved to Laguna Beach and raised a couple of amazing girls Lili and Daisy.  He is the CEO of TakeOut Tech, a mobile/online ordering company for restaurant groups that was bought by grubHub in March. He is also a partner at Hashtracking.com for 6 years.  His passion is health – he I runs, does yoga, surfs, and rides motorcycles. He says, “I stay fit to do all I do and be the best I can.”

  • jack43

    I have struggled with obesity all of my life. No, it had nothing to do with exercise. Indeed, I got far more exercise than my brother who ate as much at a single meal (as measured in calories) as I did in two days, yet he never saw the high side of 135 pounds at 5’7″. I have rarely been below 200 at 5’8″. Problems develop when we attempt to apply a single formula equally to all. For example, I keep a diary of every morsel that passes my lips using MyFitnessPal.com (I can’t recommend it highly enough – it’s free). Every day when I complete my entries the system admonishes me that I’m not eating enough. Do you believe that? If instructs me that a man of my height and age should be eating at least 1200 to 1500 calories every day. If I ate 1500 calories per day I’d be in need of a forklift to get around. Exercise is an important component of fitness, but keeping a diary and learning how you process food, what your requirements are, and how much you need to eat to lose or sustain weight is most important.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      @jack43:disqus – it’s my belief that diet is the majority factor in weight PLUS the G*d-given metabolism we have. Some people look at a potato chip and gain weight while others can eat an entire bag and stay rail thin. Keeping a food diary is a great thing to do…