caloric density


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caloric density

Calories per gram of food. The number of calories in a given mass of food influences hunger and feeding behaviors in animals and humans. When a limited amount of food is available, foods of higher caloric density are more likely to satisfy hunger than equivalent amounts of food with fewer calories. Calorically dense foods that provide little in the way of micronutrients are often termed empty calories. See: satiety Synonym: energy density
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(2007) in which contextual cues related to food intake elicited higher consumption than an altemative context which had never been paired with food; secondly, to examine whether the caloric density of food had an effect on the cue-potentiated eating.
They avoided fast food restaurants that serve high caloric density food.
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She recommends eating your usual volume of food but cutting back on its caloric density by replacing high-calorie ingredients with more fruits, vegetables and other whole foods.
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Since so many low-fat foods are actually very high in calories, she says, "it's legitimate to begin switching our focus from dietary fat to caloric density." However, "to make these calculations you practically have to be a professional," she adds.
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If the new food has a greater caloric density than the old food, the cat will likely decrease his caloric intake accordingly.