Weight Control For Filmmakers - Raindance

Body Fat For FilmmakersFilmmaker’s and screenwriter’s aren’t often worried about body weight. Making movies takes a great deal of energy which consumes many calories.

Should, however, you ever worry about your weight, here’s a quick guide to calorie-burning activities that do not require physical exercise, and the number of calories per hour they consume.

Beating around the bush – 75
Jumping to conclusions – 100
Passing the buck – 25
Procrastination – 100
Throwing your weight around – 50-300 (depending on your weight)
Dragging your heels – 100
Pushing your luck – 250
Making mountains out of molehills – 500
Hitting the nail on the head – 50
Bending over backwards – 75
Jumping on the bandwagon – 200
Running around in circles – 350
Climbing the ladder of success – 750
Pulling out the stops – 75
Wrapping it up at the day’s end – 12

To which you may want to add some additional activities, including:

Waiting for ‘the call’ – 1,000
Opening a can of worms – 50
Starting the ball rolling – 90
Putting your foot in your mouth – 300

And finally
Picking up the pieces after an argument with your producer, director, screenwriter, actor – 350

Have you any ideas of how filmmakers and screenwriters can lose weight? Add them to the comments box below! And keep slim!



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