Management: diet

Haslam, David; Wittert, Gary
January 2009
Fast Facts: Obesity;2009, p69
Book Chapter
Chapter 6 of the book "Fast Facts: Obesity" is presented. When food is metabolized and converted to energy, the body uses it for basal metabolic rate (BMR) to keep bodily functions working, for thermogenesis or processing and digesting of foods, and for performing physical activities. The energy that was not utilized by the body and considered as in excess of one's daily caloric requirements will be stored as body fat. Several dietary management strategies to attain weight loss are discussed including the choice of smaller food portion sizes.


Related Articles

  • Surgical Weight Loss: Impact on Energy Expenditure. Thivel, David; Brakonieki, Katrina; Duche, Pascale; Béatrice, Morio; Yves, Boirie; Laferrère, Blandine // Obesity Surgery;Feb2013, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p255 

    Diet-induced weight loss is often limited in its magnitude and often of short duration, followed by weight regain. On the contrary, bariatric surgery now commonly used in the treatment of severe obesity favors large and sustained weight loss, with resolution or improvement of most...

  • Causes and science. Haslam, David; Wittert, Gary // Fast Facts: Obesity;2009, p24 

    Chapter 3 of the book "Fast Facts: Obesity" is presented. It is explained that the central nervous system (CNS) plays a significant role in the physiological regulation of energy balance and body fat mass. The three components of total energy expenditure (TEE) are explored including basal...

  • Adaptive thermogenesis can make a difference in the ability of obese individuals to lose body weight. Tremblay, A; Royer, M-M; Chaput, J-P; Doucet, É // International Journal of Obesity;Jun2013, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p759 

    The decrease in energy expenditure that occurs during weight loss is a process that attenuates over time the impact of a restrictive diet on energy balance up to a point beyond which no further weight loss seems to be possible. For some health professionals, such a diminished energy expenditure...

  • Management: physical activity. Haslam, David; Wittert, Gary // Fast Facts: Obesity;2009, p83 

    Chapter 7 of the book "Fast Facts: Obesity" is presented. Physical activity is considered a vital element of life and an important component of weight management, and is still beneficial even if the goal of weight loss is already achieved, for it reduces certain cardiometabolic health risks....

  • Can a Pill or Injection Help Us Eat Less and Burn More Calories? Trecroci, Daniel // Diabetes Health;Jul2006, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p22 

    The article provides information on the results of a British study published in the "International Journal of Obesity" on losing weight among overweight and obese persons. It was found that the hormone oxyntomodulin can increase energy expenditure to reduce calorie intake. The participants of...

  • The Positive Attraction to Negative Calorie Foods. Redmon, George L. // American Fitness;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p40 

    The article discusses the role of a person's basal metabolic rate (BMR) in achieving permanent weight loss. According to the author, the BMR calculates the energy needed to maintain life's processes, which is normally the largest part of your daily energy or calorie expenditure. Scientists have...

  • Cold-Induced Adaptive Thermogenesis in Lean and Obese. Wijers, Sander L. J.; Saris, Wim H. M.; Lichtenbelt, Wouter D. van Marken // Obesity (19307381);Jun2010, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p1092 

    On entering a cold environment, people react by increasing insulation and energy expenditure (EE). However, large interindividual differences exist in the relative contribution of each mechanism. Short-term studies revealed that obese subjects increase EE (i.e., adaptive thermogenesis) less than...

  • Unfattening our children: forks over feet. Katz, D. L. // International Journal of Obesity;Jan2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p33 

    Childhood obesity rates have risen alarmingly for decades, and although recent data suggest a possible plateau, obesity is seen in ever younger children, and is increasingly severe. The proximal cause of obesity is energy imbalance; the root cause is modern living. Throughout most of human...

  • Pharmacological and surgical treatments. Haslam, David; Wittert, Gary // Fast Facts: Obesity;2009, p101 

    Chapter 9 of the book "Fast Facts: Obesity" is presented. It is explained that pharmacological treatments are more effective in weight loss maintenance compared to stimulating weight loss, but it must be utilized on an ongoing basis for it to take effect. The mechanisms of action of weight loss...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics