Energy Balance and Weight Control


Energy Balance Overview

Questions: What is the definition of overweight? What is the definition of obese?

Energy Intake

Energy Use (Output)

Basal Metabolism

Physical Activity


Thermic Effect

Non-exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

Determination of Energy Use


Estimation of Healthy Weight

Obesity – Nature versus Nurture

Obesity and Weight loss


Weight loss

Popular Diets/Approaches used for Weight Loss

Glycemic Index Diet

Paleolithic or "Paleo" Diet

Vegetarian Diet (see protein chapter notes)

South Beach Diet

Raw Food Diet

Atkins Diet