Energy balance

Energy balance is when the energy we get from food and drinks equals the energy our bodies use. Energy is a vital element in the body for growth, development, normal functioning of body processes. Requirements of energy varies from person to person and the amount of energy intake and expenditure depends on that person’s diet and lifestyle.


For health professionals

Energy balance explained (Video)

10 February 2015

This video explains the science behind energy balance and how it affects you. It provides practical tips – small steps that you can incorporate in your lifestyle to reach a healthy balance...


Highlights from the 20th International Congress of Nutrition (ICN), Granada 2013

20 September 2013

The 20th edition of the International Congress of Nutrition took place in Granada, Spain, from 15th to the 20th September 2013. The European Food Information Council has interviewed a number of key scientists to create this podcast with conference highlights.


New consensus on energy balance and body weight regulation

10 September 2012

Experts in weight management, energy metabolism, physical activity and behaviour, from the USA and the UK, have published a new consensus statement on energy balance and body weight regulation...


Keeping your weight under control

03 August 2003

It is difficult to maintain weight loss indefinitely, or, if possible take further steps towards reaching your optimum weight range.