Wednesday, 22 April 2009
reposted from: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=2582659
I googled: fine tuning body weight, because I'm curious to know how the body fine tunes body weight maintenance. As the article states "Although it is true that weight gain occurs when food intake exceeds energy expenditure, it is important to note that even a 1% mismatch between the two can lead to a substantial weight gain after only a few years." 1% of 2000 calories/day = 20cals/day x 365 days = 7300 cals per year. 3500 cals excess results in one pound increase. So 7300 cals excess = 2 pounds increase per year = 20 pounds over 10 years.