Energy Homeostasis and Obesity
Saint Leo University
Fried this, sugar that! We all have our times wear we indulge in a bit of fried or sugary foods with no exercise plan after consuming. Obesity in America has gotten so out of control over the past decades. Overtime our society is becoming less active outside. We are becoming accustomed in staying in the house. Our society that we live in today is one where obesity is killing more and more people than smoking alone. Americans are always in a rush now days that we do not think about how these fatty foods can hinder our body later on in life. We always want something that is not time consuming so we go to the ...view middle of the document...
O. et. al, 2012). When you understand how energy balance is obtain by the body in can conclude ways to reduce obesity.
What is energy balance? We as human do not consume food every minute of every hour, but our body must always be available with energy for our brain, heart, lungs, and cells are constantly working even when we sleep (Deckers ,2014). One has to consider that energy balance is composed of energy intake, energy expenditure, and energy storage (Hill, J.O. et. al, 2012). Lambert Dockers wrote the book Motivation Biological, Psychological, and Environmental, is states that, “Energy is derived from recently enter food or from reserves in the stomach, intestines, liver, and muscles and from fat storehouse”. The cycle was the balance from the energy intake that is in the form of food, and a form of energy expenditure is called energy homeostasis (Hill, J.O. et. al 2012). One maintains homeostasis when the energy intake and the energy expenditure are equal making the body stable. By having a stable homeostatic level one can maintain weight over many years. If the levels are out of balance when food intake exceeds energy expenditure or when one’s body fall short of energy (weight gain). When this happen either physiological, mental behavior reactions occur to restore homeostasis (Hill, J.O. et. al 2012).
There are multiple ways for one to achieve energy balance. “Energy balance can be achieved at different levels of body weight and body composition and at different levels of energy intake and energy expenditure (as long as the 2 are equal over a...