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energy balance

Alternative medicine
A general term for the “harmony” in an individual’s flow of life forces.
 
Physiology
A state in which the caloric intake equals the energy consumed, such that the body weight is stable.

energy balance

The number of calories consumed as food, minus the calories expended, e.g., during exercise.

Patient care

When consumption exceeds expenditure, a positive energy balance is present, and weight is gained. When consumption is less than energy expenditure, a negative energy balance is present, weight is lost, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease diminish.

See also: balance

energy balance

the condition when energy intake equals energy expenditure, so that there is neither increase nor decrease in body mass. See also energy requirement.
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