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energy balance

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