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Say, Does This Contain More Than 80,000 Calories?

June 09, 1994|BRUCE HENSTELL

When running a mile, a 132-pound woman will burn between 90 to 95 calories but a 175-pound man will drop 125 calories. The reason seems to be evolution. In the dim mists of pre-history, food was hard to come by and every calorie had to be conserved--particularly if a woman was to conceive and bear a child; a successful pregnancy requires about 80,000 calories. So women should keep exercising, but if they want to lose weight, calorie-counting is still the way to go.

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