what is a calorie?
amount of energy needed to raise 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade
what is energy balance?
burning off the same number of calories as you take in
how do you find the basal metabolic rate?
women's weight times ten, men's weight times eleven.
how does physical activity affect energy expenditure?
add 30% to find calorie needs if inactive, 50% if moderately active, and 70% if very active
what is dietary thermogenesis?
energy expenditure for chewing & swallowing, digesting foods, absorbing & utilizing nutrients, and transporting nutrients into cells
what are the characteristics of appetite?
may or may not be related to hunger, urge for pleasure by eating, triggered by the smell or sight of food
what are the implications of consuming energy dense diets or foods?
more bang for you buck, you can eat more healthy food for less calories because they are more energy dense