Energy” is simply another word for calories. The energy balance equation refers to the balance of calories consumed compared to those burned.
- Energy In = What you eat and drinkEnergy Out= What you burn through physical activity
Energy In > Energy Out = Weight Gain
Energy In < Energy Out= Weight Loss
Energy In = Energy Out= Weight Stable
Keep your lifestyle balanced using a budget like you would in real life. For example, if you are planning on attending a party where you will be enjoying extra treats, plan to increase your physical activity level the day before to keep your equation balanced.