Waitressing

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  1. xsarahx

    xsarahx Gold Member

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    I started waitressing about 1.5 months ago. I have just come back from a ten hour shift, no sitting down, constantly on my feet, mostly walking around. Any idea how many cals this would burn?!

    I am counting it as my exercise for the day as, firstly I wouldnt have time to do any specific exercise around a shift like this, but secondly because I can feel my body has worked hard afterwards.

    Any ideas anyone?
     
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    Do you know what you burn when totally sedentary? Generally, what your burn whilst on your feet is double that of your sedentary burn. So say you burn 100 sedentary = 200 for being on your feet and then add on the walking. Perhaps another 100-200. So theoretically you could have burnt almost 3,000 cals. That is one long shift!

    Hopefully someone else will be able to give you a more accurate estimation than me.
     
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    Well, it's all going to depend on how much you weigh, how fast you were moving, what you had to carry, etc. etc. ;)

    I'd guesstimate that you'd be looking at about 150 - 200 an hour.
     
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    Thanks guys. I definitely feel like I am burning lots of calories! I have done a few longer shifts than normal in the last few days and have lost 3.5lbs in 3 days because of it!
     
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