Energy Balance and Body Weight Regulation
We count them, we curse them—but what role do calories
actually play in energy balance and body weight regulation? Why is it that some people ﬁnd the more they diet, the harder
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it is to lose weight? And, while most people struggle to lose
What Is Energy Balance?
weight, there are those who actually ﬁnd it difﬁcult to gain
What Determines Energy Intake?
weight. If you have ever pondered these issues, you are not alone. In this chapter, you will examine the relationship between energy intake and energy expenditure—how the
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What Determines Energy Expenditure?
foods you eat and the activities you engage in affect body
How Are Body Weight and Body Composition Assessed?
weight and body composition. In addition, you will also learn
How Does Lifestyle Contribute to Obesity?
how body weight is regulated, about the growing prevalence of
Can Genetics Inﬂuence Body Weight?
obesity in the United States, and various approaches to weight loss and weight maintenance.
How Does the Body Regulate Energy Balance and Body Weight? What Are the Best Approaches to Weight Loss? Food Matters: Working Toward the Goal: Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight by Balancing Caloric Intake with Energy Expenditure Focus on Food: Eating More and Weighing Less
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