Hey there, I'm a fairly new forum participant. Anyway, I was curious, whether or not low intensity exercise like walking would become catabolic?
It's a long story, but my car broke down not long ago, so I walked to work. It is about a 2.5 hour hike each way. It seemed to me that it gave my metabolism a kick in the pants so I did it once last week too.
The reason I am asking, is because I have suddenly dropped some poundage when I had, until the walking, been pretty static lately. The rate of loss had me worried about catabolism -- though I did scarf back some cottage cheese before the hike thinking it might help.
If the walking would not be catabolic or if it could be mitigated by eating cottage cheese or such, I'd like to keep doing it once a week (feet willing). I have a pretty high BF% now, see pics in "before pics" in the photos forum if you are curious, and could stand to lose some BF.
Any thoughts from the gurus? Thanks in advance.