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This is the Change You’re in for if You Hike 2,000 Miles on the Appalachian Trail [PICS]

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A former Marine named Gary Sizer hiked his way up the Appalachian Trail and this is the extreme change his body took on while doing it.

For five months starting in May, 2014 a man known as the “Green Giant” stalked the length of the Appalachian Trail.

His before and after pictures are the epitome of what the “AT” can do to the human body.

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Starting on Springer Mountain in Georgia, Sizer reached Maine’s Mount Katahdin 153 days later. Burning between 5,000 and 6,000 calories per day, the transformation of his physical body was a stunning picture of the rigors of the trail.

While the Appalachian Trail is hiked by millions of people every year, not many go to such extremes as this. Sizer said that his caloric intake during the trip was a “five-month cycle between starvation and binge eating.”

We all need more exercise, but maybe five months and a 2,000-mile hike is a little steep in physical price.

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This is the Change You’re in for if You Hike 2,000 Miles on the Appalachian Trail [PICS]