What is the goal of balancing energy intake and energy demand?
Eating healthy and getting enough exercise helps maintain balance between energy intake and energy demand. Energy intake is the amount of energy you get from food, while energy demand is the energy you expend through physical activities. It's important to make sure your energy intake is equal to or slightly higher than your energy demand.
Balancing Energy Intake and Demand
Energy Intake: The energy that is taken in from food or drinks and used by the body to perform daily activities. Energy Demand: The amount of energy a person needs to function and maintain health. Energy Balance: The balance between the energy taken in from food and drinks and the amount of energy used during physical activities and daily activities.
The human body needs about 10-12% of its energy intake from protein to meet its energy demands. The energy balance is not the same for everyone. It varies from person to person depending on their activity levels, body composition, and metabolic rate. When energy intake and energy demand are balanced, the body can build and repair tissues, store energy, and regulate its temperature.
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Brain break: Draw a tree that has a face, arms and legs and is doing a happy dance.
Question: You are a nutritionist. You have been asked to develop a plan for a 9th grader to balance their energy intake and energy demand. How would you approach this? Clues: • Think about how much energy the person needs for their daily activities. • Energy intake should provide the body with enough calories and nutrients to sustain energy levels. • Energy demand can be affected by age, activity level and lifestyle. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Develop a plan for the 9th grader to balance their energy intake and energy demand. B. Explain your plan through a drawing and discuss it with a partner.
What is the definition of energy intake?
- The amount of energy that an individual consumes through food and drink
- The amount of physical activity an individual performs
- The amount of sleep an individual gets
What is the definition of energy demand?
- The amount of energy that an individual expends through physical activity and metabolic processes
- The number of calories in a food item
- The time it takes for the body to digest food
'Calories' are a measure of what?
What percentage range should be aimed for when balancing energy intake and energy demand?
Why is it important to balance our energy intake with our energy demand?
- To increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance
- To reduce stress levels
- To maintain a healthy weight and prevent chronic diseases
Work together in pairs: What are three strategies you can use to make sure your energy intake and energy demand are balanced?