The Energy Balance Equation

The Energy Balance Equation : Level 3 Nutrition Revision

Why the exercise you do is not the only thing that burns calories…

Most people get a little confused when it comes to remembering the Energy Balance equation, and generally they miss out a few key areas of Energy Expenditure.

Energy intake = Food and Drink

Energy Expenditure = BAT
Basal Metabolic Rate
Activity Levels
Thermic Effect of Food

The Energy Balance Equation simply states that if intake is 2,000 kcal per day, and the combined energy expenditure (BAT) is also 2,000 kcals then there will be weight maintenance.

This 6 minute video shows a quick tip and acronym for remembering the The Energy Balance Equation

The Energy Balance Equation… 

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