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Turga

Camino tortuga
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Aug/Sep 2017)
CF (Aug/Sep 2018)
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
 

Purky

The Dutch guy
Camino(s) past & future
Reality is frequently inaccurate
A bit like Bradypus, for the same reasons: I lost 12 kilos in 64 days walking through Belgium and France on my way to Santiago. The upside was I didn't have to drag all that weight over the Pyrenees.
 

CaminoDebrita

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
Frances Burgos toSdC March/April 2016
W. Highland Way August 2016
Camino Somewhere September 2017
I'm down about 12 kilos since walking has become such a pleasure! I lost about 7 kilos the first time I walked CF.
 

Nanc

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (Sept 2016)
SDC/ Finesterre/ Muxia (2016)
I lost 8 kilo ( needed) in the year prior to the Camino with training (hiking 55 km a week)

Lost another 8 + on the Camino

Despite coming back to a dark wet winter and not hiking for 6 months, I have not put any weight on! (Much enjoyed. Found box of skinny pants that are loose)
Probably, in part, due to the commitment to healthy eating that arose during my walk as an answer to self care
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
I like this.

I should not lose weight...
so I have to think what I can eat while walking (snacks, crackers, ...)...
breakfast, lunch and dinner will probably not be enough for me not to lose weight.
I lost none.

You with keep weight on needs. There's plenty of chocolate to be eaten along the way. Even a chocolate museum in Astorga.
Buen camino.
 

CaminoDebrita

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
Frances Burgos toSdC March/April 2016
W. Highland Way August 2016
Camino Somewhere September 2017
I lost none.

You with keep weight on needs. There's plenty of chocolate to be eaten along the way. Even a chocolate museum in Astorga.
Buen camino.
Ahhh, the chocolate is SO GOOD! Honestly, my camino friend and I started a tradition...We would be walking along in the mid afternoon, and one of us would say to the other, "What time is it?"

And the other would answer, "It's chocolate o'clock!".

Then, we'd break out one of those big chocolate bars and totally demolish it. Often, some nice gentleman would be passing by, and we would offer him some candy :) Or even a nice lady! We always shared.

One time, when a donkey fell off the stepping stone bridge and its owner hit his head, his shin, and all were unhappy (parents of owner, who had another donkey were there too, with the other donkey), my walking partner and I listened to the sad tale, and gave them a huge chocolate bar.

Chocolate is like the fairy dust of the Camino, along with cheese, wine, beer, and smiles.
 

falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
Hundreds of pounds, just not on a single camino...

Guess when I was walking (and the chart does not include 2005 to 2011):

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hel&scott

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
Hundreds of pounds, just not on a single camino...

Guess when I was walking (and the chart does not include 2005 to 2011):

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Whoa, a fellow statistics nut! Love the chart I would never be brave enough to do that! We usually loose 10kg over a 6 week walk, but put that back on with intensive pastry sampling in our post walk recovery period in Europe. They only meaningful weight loss I have ever had from the camino was loosing the burden of whatever was worrying me at the time, that weight dropped off never to return.
 

CaminoDebrita

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
Frances Burgos toSdC March/April 2016
W. Highland Way August 2016
Camino Somewhere September 2017
Whoa, a fellow statistics nut! Love the chart I would never be brave enough to do that! We usually loose 10kg over a 6 week walk, but put that back on with intensive pastry sampling in our post walk recovery period in Europe. They only meaningful weight loss I have ever had from the camino was loosing the burden of whatever was worrying me at the time, that weight dropped off never to return.
Well, let's go, then!
 

HedaP

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances starting SJPdP Sept/Oct 2015, April/May 2017
10% of my body weight on both caminos and that's not because I took off my backpack! Put a couple of kilos on when I got home but otherwise yoo whoo. Probably the cheapest weight loss program I've ever been involved in. :p:p:p
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Way September 2017.
French Way May 2018.
Planning some sort of camino for Sep 2019..
I did 10 days Porto to Santiago (got back this day last week) and lost roughly 1.5 kilos.. feels like more though cos I lost fat and gained some muscle. Dropped a dress size anyway cos stuff that wouldn't go near me before fits me now! Gotta be careful not to pile it back on now in this cold weather!
 

Turga

Camino tortuga
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Aug/Sep 2017)
CF (Aug/Sep 2018)
Chocolate is like the fairy dust of the Camino, along with cheese, wine, beer, and smiles.
I tried the chocolate trick too but I must have done something wrong, because when I unpacked my chocolate bar with watering teeth, it was almost liquid…. What a mess.

When walking during the days I wanted to be by myself as much as possible, so I didn’t stop at bars for long lunch breaks. Rather I found a quiet place to take my brought-on supplies. I found out that I can do a good day’s walk (25 km.) on a light breakfast, two bananas, one Coca Cola and 1½ liter of water –and feel good about it.
 

CaminoDebrita

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances SJPP to SdC Oct/Nov 2015
Frances Burgos toSdC March/April 2016
W. Highland Way August 2016
Camino Somewhere September 2017
I tried the chocolate trick too but I must have done something wrong, because when I unpacked my chocolate bar with watering teeth, it was almost liquid…. What a mess.

When walking during the days I wanted to be by myself as much as possible, so I didn’t stop at bars for long lunch breaks. Rather I found a quiet place to take my brought-on supplies. I found out that I can do a good day’s walk (25 km.) on a light breakfast, two bananas, one Coca Cola and 1½ liter of water –and feel good about it.
Great minds think alike. I was just wondering how other people structured their eating.

I was like this:
1. immediate coffee. If toast available, a big slice with butter. Water, water, water.

2. Second breakfast 10 am or so. Croissant or tortilla, or both. Protein was helpful by then, but sometimes I would just be sick of tortilla. If bacon and eggs available, that. Or something like that, and maybe more toast. water, water, water.

3. afternoon: a beer. Perhaps two beers, depending on the complexity or lack thereof of what I was doing, chased by lots of water for the next several kilometers.

4. Arrive at albergue or pension and collapse for ten minutes and wash up a bit. snack--something like a bocadillo or pintxo or something small, with....beer!

5. back to room to wash all clothes, lay out bed, and shower. ahhhhh. Later, food. Not always a menu del dia......

Anecdotal break! One time, I was in El Acebo and got menu del dis with my friend from Austria, a very athletic guy who could also be a bit of a whiner when things didn't go his way. He was very unhappy with his beef, and I was very pleased with my pork, of which I had two generous slices. After two bites of pork, which was delicious, I gave him all of my pork---which was very surprising to him. After walking about 32k that day, I just wasn't into eating that much (on that day). He was having a food problem on a good day!
 

Turga

Camino tortuga
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Aug/Sep 2017)
CF (Aug/Sep 2018)
I didn't eat much during the days -or drink alcohol. Most important was a good breakfast, I am always starving in the mornings.
Next best thing was the snack and (big) beer at the day's destination. My favorit snack was those green chilies (pimientos?) that are roasted with salt. And a big dish of them :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, May-June (2017)
Ingles, June (2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Le Puy-Santiago (2023)
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
I walked from SJPP to Santiago in May/June of this year. I lost 13lbs/5.9kilos actual. Probably lost some water weight daily in the 90+ temps.
 

Paladina

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles et al (2018), Mozarabe and more (2019)
7 kg, which I didn't need to lose, and despite existing on generous daily rations of yesterday's bread and increasingly smelly cheese. A vegetarian can't help but lose weight on the Camino!
 

ritescot

Veteran member since 2011
Camino(s) past & future
Sept. 27 to Oct. 25, 2017, first part Frances; Fall 2016, Via de la Plata; 2013 & 2010, Frances,
On the C. Frances from St. Jean in 2013, I gained 5 pounds while others were tightening their belts. What else can happen when one has two or three breakfasts, beer after walking, a big dinner and bottle of wine? No way am I going to miss the joy of Spanish food. I am a small person, but am always working on that last 5 pounds of belly fat. I just don't work hard on that mission in Spain.
 

HeidiL

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2004-), Portugués, Madrid, 4/5 Plata, 1/8 Levante, 1/8 Lana, Augusta, hospitalera Grado.
Our daily diet:

Breakfast is the meal that varies most, but something like bread and cheese, a piece of fruit, freshly-squeezed juice (or oatmeal from a bag, yoghurt, if we found a shop the night before, and a cup of tea, or hot chocolate...)

Second breakfast when available: Bread and tortilla, or whatever they have in the next bar. Water. Juice, if we couldn't find any in the morning. A banana, if there isn't a bar and we found a shop yesterday.

Lunch: When possible, the three-course lunch of the day (not the pilgrim one, if possible, but the other one). Mountains of salad, meat or fish, dessert. One bottle of wine split by three. Otherwise a picnic, with some kind of meat product, or boiled eggs, or tinned fish, bread, tomato, cheese, water. Biggest meal of the day, and we eat all we're served.

While walking: A couple of handfuls of nuts, or chocolate, or a cereal bar.

In the evening: If someone is cooking in the albergue, offer help and provisions or cash, eat whatever is available. Do the dishes. If there is a bar, some tapas and a glass of wine. If there isn't a bar or shop in the village (like on some of the less popular caminos), soup from a packet, whatever bread and cheese there is left, and the olives in a plastic bag that I have been saving as a surprise to my menfolks.

The heating spiral provides the chance to eat or drink something hot when there aren't kitchen facilities.

Oh, I want to start walking again...
 

backpack45

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Vezelay (2017, in progress); Primitivo & Norte; Geneva/LePuy; Arles; Portuguese; Francés + more
I didn't eat much during the days -or drink alcohol. Most important was a good breakfast, I am always starving in the mornings.
Next best thing was the snack and (big) beer at the day's destination. My favorit snack was those green chilies (pimientos?) that are roasted with salt. And a big dish of them :)
Indeed, Pimentos (Peppers) de Padrón, from the Galician community of Padron! We've like them so much we have learned to make them at home. The peppers are not fattening, but the oil one cooks them in could be. Lots of health benefits from eating peppers.
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Camino(s) past & future
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
always some kilos, and sometimes some gear along the way....

At least it is nice to eat what you need to keep warm and energetic, love roasted almonds and red wine and other forbiddens that sweeten the long day !!
 
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Lmsundaze

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2016), CP (2017)
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
Hahahaha
 

Kev

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept-Oct 2015
Camino Portuguese Sept-Oct 2018
Camino Portuguese Oct 2020
45 Pounds (20.5 kg) and kept all but about 5 of them completely off. Always ate what I wanted and when I wanted, but contrary to most people found myself with very little appetite at the end of each day's walk.
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
I lost weight, don't know how much, but it came back easily enough when I got home.
 

hel&scott

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
Great minds think alike. I was just wondering how other people structured their eating. I was like this:
1. immediate coffee. If toast available, a big slice with butter. Water, water, water.
2. Second breakfast 10 am or so. Croissant or tortilla, or both. Protein was helpful by then, but sometimes I would just be sick of tortilla. If bacon and eggs available, that. Or something like that, and maybe more toast. water, water, water.
3. afternoon: a beer. Perhaps two beers, depending on the complexity or lack thereof of what I was doing, chased by lots of water for the next several kilometers.
4. Arrive at albergue or pension and collapse for ten minutes and wash up a bit. snack--something like a bocadillo or pintxo or something small, with....beer!
Ahh, the great beer diet… beer is a complete food and rehydration system.
OK I admit it, I used to work for the breweries, had to travel the world and visit breweries, was a hard job but someone had to do it!
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
1st camino, lost 10 lbs.- 400 miles walked
2nd camino, lost 6 lbs.- 400 miles
3rd camino, lost 2 lbs.- 500 miles
4th Camino (2018), lost 2lbs.- 300 miles :(
And no, it wasn't because of the tinto...seriously!

When I returned home and I mentioned what little weight I'd lost, everyone would say I gained muscle and muscle weighs more than fat....I wish that were true, but doubt it!
 
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AngeKenn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
August 2017
I lost weight on the Camino. Not sure how much but my clothes feel looser and I feel healthier. Unfortunately, I also broke my foot and ripped some ligaments and can't walk for a while. Still happy that I have walked part of the Camino and hope I can continue walking great trails once my foot is fixed
 

tomnorth

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: September 24 - October 31 (2015)
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
I dropped 35 pounds (~16 kg) in the year and a half leading up to walking the CF in the Fall of 2015. I dropped another 11 pounds (5 kg) walking the CF. The initial 35 have stayed off, but not the 11 I lost walking. I found those again.
 

Turga

Camino tortuga
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Aug/Sep 2017)
CF (Aug/Sep 2018)
Impressive! And I thought 4 kilos was something.... But then I didn't have so much to give away from the start :D
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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A bit like Bradypus, for the same reasons: I lost 12 kilos in 64 days walking through Belgium and France on my way to Santiago.
Same, 10 kilos walking the VF through France - probably more as when I weighed myself in Germany weeks later I had been eating double rations and must have put some weight back on (thankfully!).
None on the Spanish caminos...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago, Norte (2016)
Camino Portuguese, Coastal (2018)
Five weeks of walking the Norte plus 7 days off along the way. I ate and drank everything I wanted and still lost 4.5 kilos (10 lbs).
 

Melensdad

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 SJPdP to Santiago, Finisterre. Hadrian's Way, 2015. Sections of the AT + National & State Park trails.
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
I don't believe I lost any weight. I also stayed away from the Pilgrims Menu and ate, as often as possible, with locals at local bars and restaurants. The flavors of Spain are wonderful and varied, I tried as many as possible :)
 

Dandabika

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Completed GR65 (2016)
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
I weigh 65 kilos. In 2016 I lost 6 kilos Le Puy to StJean then in 2017 I lost 8 kilos Bayonne to Santiago via Del Norte - Primitivo - Frances. Never felt better in looser fitting clothes.
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x 2 , Norte x 2 , Le Puy x 3 , Portuguese x 2,
Mont St Michel , Primitivo .

Turga

Camino tortuga
Camino(s) past & future
CF (Aug/Sep 2017)
CF (Aug/Sep 2018)
I weigh 65 kilos. In 2016 I lost 6 kilos Le Puy to StJean then in 2017 I lost 8 kilos Bayonne to Santiago via Del Norte - Primitivo - Frances. Never felt better in looser fitting clothes.
I like loose fitting clothes too - but watch out for "shorts-dropping" :D

I won't say how much weight Peg lost but she did lose her shorts. After walking most of the CF she was just standing in an albergue one morning when her walking shorts dropped to the floor. And they were tight when she started.
 

Mick McQueen

https://www.facebook.com/groups/
Camino(s) past & future
I am escorting the Roll of Honour (Afghanistan) on Camino France on 20 May from SJPDP
The Roll of Honour details the 41 young Australians who died on Active Service in Afghanistan. In the centenary of the ANZAC’s, the Roll of Honour will be escorted to 41 prominent places and events around the World, laying 41 Poppies at each location.
16kg on France and 1 kg since returning
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Roncesvalles to Sahagun Oct 2016
Sahagun to SDC April 2017
I dropped 35 pounds (~16 kg) in the year and a half leading up to walking the CF in the Fall of 2015. I dropped another 11 pounds (5 kg) walking the CF. The initial 35 have stayed off, but not the 11 I lost walking. I found those again.
Back from the Camino; I mentioned to my oldest son that I had lost weight. He replied: "don't worry Dad, you'll find it. It's in a pub someplace"
 

Gromit

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Did Camino Frances from August to October 2017
I am up to Calzadilla de Los Hermanillos and have lost nothing. In fact, I think all that bread and cheese has made me put on weight.

Have just arrived home; actually lost 2 kms and I was only 59 kms to start with.
 
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Lexine

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
I lost 9 lbs before starting the hike so I could eat and drink whatever I wanted to while on the Camino. When I got back home, I realized I had gained all of it back +4 pounds. I don't feel I was pigging out but I guess the scale says something else.
 

Marbe2

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
Between 2015 and now I have dropped 21 lbs either walking or preparing for the Camino! Last one from Leon to Santiago lost 5 lbs and managed to keep it all off. Hope to lose another 10lbs befor camino in February...
 

NicMen

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Arriving in Lourdes for my first Camino 29th Aug 16 and starting to walk 31st.
12kgs over 40 days and just under 1000kms from Lourdes to SdC exactly a year ago... But it is all back on again now... :-(
 

Karen C.

Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017
I was so pleased to have lost 15 lbs. 1" off each thigh, and hips, waist and bust. Used my poles every day and lost 1/ 2" off each arm. Passed on bread 90% of the time. Never passed up a Zuma DE Naranja or cafe con leche! Only need to do the Camino Frances 2 more times to hit my target weight. Eyeballing the Coast to Coast in England next spring if my health continues to improve. Came down with Guillain-Barre Syndrome upon returning home from our Camino in June!
 

MargLav

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September - October 2016 Camino Frances
I put on 3 kgs in 35 days!! I exercise a lot at home but am very careful with what I eat - however all the beer and tortilla caught up with me - apparently walking 25kms per day does not make up for eating and drinking too much :-(
 

WayWalker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2016
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
10 lbs on both my caminos. Walking definitely ramps up my metabolism!!!
 

Thomas@Albany

Member
Camino(s) past & future
First Part Oct. 5 2018 (StJ)-Oct. 19 (Boadillo); 2nd Part May 5 (Boadilla) to May 26, 2019.
I lost 10 lbs last year, walking from SJPP to Burgos. I walked the first 10 days in 90+ degrees Fahrenheit heat. It was brutal. I'm actually surprised I didn't lose more:)
I'm planning to walk that far for my 1st part, and hope to loose around the same.
10 lbs on both my caminos. Walking definitely ramps up my metabolism!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Folks, this is so funny! I have skimmed the thread, as I had forgotten totally about it, and have seen a few accounts of what was lost but found its way back on again! I will not bore you with my fight with said beast, but the other day I was perched on a bit of a wall waiting for some people, and I was reading a book I had just bought: The Fast Diet. Never mind why, I just bought it. Anyway a taxi driver was passing and rolled down his window and called over: Don’t believe it! There is no fast diet! A conversation about many things ensued until my people arrived. If only I did not have the struggle with avoirdupois. Let’s see what next week’s walking retreat does for me! And hey! So what? I have eyes and ears and feet and legs and hands...thankfully, and all of you who lose it, well done!
 

Bad Pilgrim

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Far too many...
How much weight did you lose on your Camino walk? I dropped close to 4 kilos (8 lbs.) and returned home close to my “ideal weight”. But I guess the last day’s diving into my homemade stew will change that rapidly :D
Where is the How much weight did you gain-thread?? :0(

When you stop for pastry and coffee every other km........ :'O(

/Bad Pilgrim
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
First Camino (2001) I lost 23lbs. More importantly I lost 3 inches off my waist (just measured the belt which, nowadays, doesn't even meet around my middle) but I was 50 and it's easier to loose when you're "young".

As for shorts falling down just take in the waist band at the rear - a dart on each side of the middle should suffice and, if you put weight on, when you get home you can just unpick the stitches (voice of experience).
 

The Austrian

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF Nov 11, 2016
CF Oct 31, 2018
Great minds think alike. I was just wondering how other people structured their eating.

I was like this:
1. immediate coffee. If toast available, a big slice with butter. Water, water, water.

2. Second breakfast 10 am or so. Croissant or tortilla, or both. Protein was helpful by then, but sometimes I would just be sick of tortilla. If bacon and eggs available, that. Or something like that, and maybe more toast. water, water, water.

3. afternoon: a beer. Perhaps two beers, depending on the complexity or lack thereof of what I was doing, chased by lots of water for the next several kilometers.

4. Arrive at albergue or pension and collapse for ten minutes and wash up a bit. snack--something like a bocadillo or pintxo or something small, with....beer!

5. back to room to wash all clothes, lay out bed, and shower. ahhhhh. Later, food. Not always a menu del dia......

Anecdotal break! One time, I was in El Acebo and got menu del dis with my friend from Austria, a very athletic guy who could also be a bit of a whiner when things didn't go his way. He was very unhappy with his beef, and I was very pleased with my pork, of which I had two generous slices. After two bites of pork, which was delicious, I gave him all of my pork---which was very surprising to him. After walking about 32k that day, I just wasn't into eating that much (on that day). He was having a food problem on a good day!
Those Austrians......
 

Mick McQueen

https://www.facebook.com/groups/
Camino(s) past & future
I am escorting the Roll of Honour (Afghanistan) on Camino France on 20 May from SJPDP
The Roll of Honour details the 41 young Australians who died on Active Service in Afghanistan. In the centenary of the ANZAC’s, the Roll of Honour will be escorted to 41 prominent places and events around the World, laying 41 Poppies at each location.
19 kg started 111kg and finished 92kg
 

NomadBoomer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (September 2017), Vdlp (April 2018)
I ate like a horse, second hobbit breakfast, sometimes two pilgrim menus a day. I lost 3kg but more impressive lost 3 inches from my waistline. I had to buy new shorts and I got back to the size I was ten years ago.
Slowly regained the weight so I am hoping that the Cf next month will be as effective.
 

AngeKenn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
August 2017
I lost some weight on the Camino. That was great but after I came back, I changed my life by walking and eating healthy. Mentally, I’ve changed and I feel less stressed. I believe that the Camino gave me a wonderful gift that’s totally inexplicable.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
I am already very small (54kg), and lost 2kg on my CF.
On CP my weight didnt change, but I ate like an orc. Like a HUGE orc.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
I am already very small (54kg), and lost 2kg on my CF.
On CP my weight didnt change, but I ate like an orc. Like a HUGE orc.
so, how did you escape from Arda?
sorry, I forgot I was not on another thread...
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
so, how did you escape from Arda?
sorry, I forgot I was not on another thread...
Yup, the this is the forum about the pilgrimage walk, not the camino to destroy rings ;)

More than the weight changes (or not), I actually felt much more differences in my gait, muscles and breathing in both caminos. I try to keep a routine of walking at home. Not the same thing, but don´t wanna lose the achieved fitness :)
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
All I can say is that I've done 5 Caminos so far and each time I lose less and less. 😯
 

Robo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
Lose Weight? :oops: How do you manage that?
 

TatiLie

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues Variante Espiritual July 2019
Finisterre next!
My husband and I put on 2kg each. But I felt a great improvement in my posture and back pain!
 

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