The energy balance equation refers to energy intake and energy output.
Energy is available from the food and liquids we consume.
Energy is described in kilojoules or calories.
Energy out is the amount of energy we expend.
Energy required for maintenance at rest, physical activity, and for food digestion.
In order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. If you keep using more energy than you put in overtime you will lose weight. Some of the strategies you can apply to lose weight is to exercise regularly and eat high quality food that is low in calories and high in nutrients.
The relationship between the amount of food we eat and the amount of energy we use determines our body weight and overall health.
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