I hardly think this is a new trend but i think it seems to be catching on. First you Got Steve AKA the Fat Man Walking accross the USA to lose over a hundred pounds and then there is the people at www.fatpacking.com with their lose weight while hiking idea.
Anyone want to share their weight loss stories from the trail? I need to shed a few pounds the food here in Iraq is just too good cant wait to get home and hit the trail again.
On all my hikes from a week long to three months i have lost weight.
Very good article and disscussion about this below