What happens to extra energy in the body?

What happens to extra energy in the body?

“The extra energy is stored in adipose tissue all around your body in the form of triglycerides,” says Dr. Burguera. Smaller amounts of energy are stored in your liver and muscles as glycogen.

What happens when you over eat?

Overeating causes the stomach to expand beyond its normal size to adjust to the large amount of food. The expanded stomach pushes against other organs, making you uncomfortable. This discomfort can take the form of feeling tired, sluggish or drowsy. Your clothes also may feel tight, too.

What is energy in energy out called?

“Energy balance” is the relationship between “energy in” (food calories taken into the body through food and drink) and “energy out” (calories being used in the body for our daily energy requirements).

How does the body change food into energy?

You’ll need to strike a careful balance between input and output for this food-to-energy process. If you take in more food than your body uses through daily living and exercise, then your body will store the excess energy — aka calories — as fat, causing weight gain. When you take in only the calories you need, your body will maintain its weight.

What happens when the human body consumes too much energy?

The muscles cannot store much (most is gone after sleeping all night) but the liver can store vast amounts. Eventually the biochemistry is stimulated to convert glucose to fat, especially if you eat fructose ( table sugar is a disaccharide of one glucose and one fructose molecule).

What happens when the amount of energy you get is different from the amount you need?

If the amount of energy you get from your food is different from the amount of energy you need, your diet will be imbalanced: For a given height, there is a range of body weight that is thought to be healthy. Starvation happens if you eat so little food that your body becomes very underweight.

What happens to your body when you eat too many calories?

However, eating too few calories (i.e., under the recommended daily range) can have counterproductive effects on your body, such as depriving it of essential nutrients. In addition, your body is designed to maintain certain energy stores as a survival tactic, and by reducing energy (calorie) intake, your metabolism lowers to compensate.