Introduction to energy balance

Energy balance is the harmony between what you eat and what you burn.

The calories you consume from food and drink should match the calories your body uses.

Calories In: This comes from meals and beverages, providing fuel for your body’s functions.

Calories Out: It’s the energy you spend throughout the day – from moving to breathing.

Equilibrium: When calories in equal calories out, your weight remains steady.

Positive Balance: Eating more than you burn leads to weight gain, as excess calories turn into stored fat.

Negative Balance: Burning more than you eat results in weight loss, using stored fat for energy.

Factors at Play: Age, genetics, activity level, and metabolism shape your energy balance.

Health Impact: A balanced energy equation supports a healthier weight and well-being.

Stay mindful of your energy balance, as it plays a pivotal role in your journey toward a healthier you.

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