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A 49-year-old member asked:

relationship between energy balance and weight management?

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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
A lot: There is a lot of relationship between energy balance and weight management. When your energy is balanced, your hormones and digestion function better, so it would be easier to get results from following a diet.
Dr. Nimish Gosrani
Anti-Aging Medicine 33 years experience
Relationships: The myth out there is that if you want to lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more.This works in the short term but not really in the long term.Focus on a low glycemic index diet and you are more likely to lose weight rather than the amount of calories you consume.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
The ratio: Your energy balance is the balance of calories consumed through eating and drinking compared to calories burned through physical activity. Energy in is what you eat and drink. Energy out is what you burn through physical activity.
Dr. Nimish Gosrani
Anti-Aging Medicine 33 years experience
Energy/weight: Very interesting question!we used to think that 'calories in/calories out' is all one needed to do to lose weight.That is, expend more calories than you take in.Unfortunately , this does not really help with weight loss in the long term.Focus on the quality of food(low glycemic index) rather than quantity.Also remember, you cannot exercise your way to weight loss!

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