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What is energy balance

When our ‘energy balance’ is even, our energy input and energy output are equal. This is important because when we ‘burn off’ all the calories that we consume, our weight is likely to remain the same. However, if we consume more calories than we ‘burn off’ then we are likely to put on weight. Vice Versa we would lose weight.


Name physical health issues related to overweight or obesity problems

High blood pressure
Respiratory problems
Type 2 diabetes
Lack of mobility- due to join problems
lack of stamina-fitness


Name some mental health issues relating to being or overweight/obese

self-esteem issues
limited self confidence
relationship problems


How could you use the eatwell guide to help your dietary disorder

Use the 8 tips as a starting point. Try to include foods which are high in fibre, which make you feel more full thus discouraging you from snacking.


Why is it important to keep our energy balance even?

If the input and output are equal, we wont put on weight.


How would portion control manage a dietary disorder?

Being aware of what your eating is vital. If you stick to appropriate portions sizes you are less likely to put on weight.


Why is exercising more vital in managing weight?

Exercising ‘burns off’ the calories eat. If we burn off the same amount as we eat, we will not gain more weight.


How long should you be active per day?

60 mins everyday


Name some substitutes for our usual fatty necessities

Full Fat Cheddar-Low fat cheddar
Full Fat spread- Low fat spread
Blue milk- Semi skimmed milk
Chocolate Cereal- Weetabix
Packet of biscuits- Fruit salad pots
Bottle of juice- Ballygowan water 500ml