Molly Throdahl

Energy Requirements & Metabolism

FOOD = FUEL:  The macronutrients our bodies require for optimal health is carbohydrate (CHO), fat, protein. It is important that we consume the right proportions of each macronutrient in order to get the energy that sustains our body.  When we eliminate one of the macronutrients for fear it will make us fat we ultimately diminish the efficiency of one or several of our organ systems. The truth is, too much of ANYTHING and not enough exercise will make you gain weight.

  • If calories consumed is greater than what you expend you will gain weight.
  • If calories consumed is less than what you expend you will lose weight.

How Is The Food We Eat Transferred to Energy?

Energy Pathways: This is how our body transforms the calories (fuel) we eat into energy.  There are three pathways the body transfers food into energy (ATP). Two…

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  1. Joanne Hamill says:

    hey molls, im so glad you sent this to me again. every time i read it, i learn something new!!!

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