What is energy balance?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dietitian Elizabeth Rahavi discusses energy balance.

    Host: What is energy balance?

    Elizabeth Rahavi: Energy balance is just an easy way to say calories in versus calories out. Generally an active person needs about 2000 calories a day. However this does vary from individual to individual. If you are interested in getting your total calorie needs per day, you can go to the website www.


    gov. This website will give a tailored calorie count that you need per day based on your age, your weight, your height and your physical activity level. And while you are there you can explore other parts of the website that may also help you as you go on your path to eating more than you think and loosing weight.