Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and the Evolutionary Biology of Energy Balance

Herman Pontzer
2015 Exercise and sport sciences reviews  
The human body adapts dynamically to maintain total energy expenditure (TEE) within a narrow physiological range. Rather than increasing with physical activity in a dose-dependent manner, experimental and ecological evidence suggests the hypothesis that TEE is a relatively constrained product of our evolved physiology. point. In either model, mean TEE must equal mean food energy intake (indicated with an arrow on the y-axis) to maintain a stable weight.
doi:10.1249/jes.0000000000000048 pmid:25906426 fatcat:r4algora5vdpfef7utcscanzvu