Before After 10% Weight Gain
Before After 10% Weight Loss
FIGURE 13 Changes in energy expenditure after increase or decrease of body weight. Thirteen normal subjects were overfed a defined diet until their body weight increased by 10%. Eleven normal subjects were underfed until their body weight decreased by 10%. Both groups were then fed just enough to maintain their new weights for 2 weeks at which time energy expenditure and lean body mass were measured. (Drawn from data of Leibel RL, Rosenbaum M, Hirsch J. Changes in energy expenditure resulting from altered body weight. N Engl J Med 1995;332:673-674).
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