Category Archives: Energy Expenditure

Energy Flux and Weight Gain

Weight gain and obesity are complex and multifactorial phenomena. There is not a single cause for weight gain, but generally a number of factors are known to contribute to its development. The development of insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome … Continue reading

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Energy Flux Predicts Body Weight

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Five Reasons Calorie Counting Does Not Work

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Does Your Body Weight Vary A Lot?

We do not eat the same foods every day and we do not perform the same physical activity every day. Because of the mismatch between energy intake and energy expenditure, it might be expected that small and constant fluctuations in … Continue reading

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Eat Regularly for Correct Body weight

The causes of obesity are complex and not fully understood. A number of factors have been investigated and there is a great deal of evidence to suggest that dissociation from normal eating patterns and food intake are a significant contributor … Continue reading

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Body Weight Variation: Predicts Future Weight Gain

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Video Game Activity Causes No Weight Loss

The energy balance theory of weight loss suggests that changes to body fat levels in humans are caused by changes to energy balance. In this regard increasing energy intake and decreasing energy expenditure, creates a positive energy balance and this … Continue reading

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The Role of the Hypothalamus in Weight Gain

The body possesses a complex feedback mechanisms to ensure adequate energy intake. This feedback mechanisms is located mainly in the hypothalamus and involves neuronal and hormonal mechanisms. Evidence is accumulating that it is a dysfunction in this system that is … Continue reading

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Green Tea and Energy Expenditure

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Protein Stimulates Energy Expenditure

Overfeeding is considered by many to be a cause of weight gain, However, it is often overlooked that overfeeding can increase energy expenditure. The relationship between energy expenditure and excess calorie intake is not fully understood but may relate to … Continue reading

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