The HSFDiet was calorically
richer (HSFDiet=3.85 kcal/g vs SDiet=3.10 kcal/g) due to higher energy from fat.
When parents notice significant changes in growth like sudden or gradual increase in weight they should look at the environmental factors that lead to this change, and question the activity level of the child, any increase in sedentary behaviour like extended stationary activities or increased exposure to calorically
dense food like snacks and processed food.
Because the e-cash intended for dietary diversification was not used to purchase fresh foods, such as vitamin C-rich vegetables and fruits, but rather to complement the food rations with more calorically
dense and cheaper staple foods to secure the missing calories, vitamin C deficiency resulted.
"Available data and studies do reveal that sedentary life style, indulgence and preference for calorically
dense food, lack of physical activity hold direct impact on mental well being," he said.
But despite being calorically
identical (4.1 calories per gram), they behave very differently when consumed.
The natural inclination of most humans is to choose calorically
dense, highly processed, low polyphenol foods, what we commonly call junk food.
To examine the extent to which a HF diet induces changes in PNNs, we maintained rats on one of three dietary conditions for 21 days: ad libitum chow, ad libitum 60% high fat, or limited-access calorically
matched high fat, which induced no significant change in weight gain or adiposity with respect to chow controls.
If you want to try treats again, reduce his regular meal size by a quarter and use that food or a calorically
equal bunch of treats.
(48) While many factors contribute to obesity, the study concluded that "the main factors responsible for obesity in industrialized nations are environmental." (49) Such environmental factors include "unlimited access to highly palatable and very calorically
dense foods" and a sedentary lifestyle because of the prevalence of labor-saving devices.
Kamal Husseni said that "after a fasted state, the stomach cannot tolerate calorically
dense foods, so lighter meals are a much healthier alternative." He also pointed out that the human body yearns for nutrient-rich foods after an arduous fast, noting that most people need at least 2,500 calories per day.
According to the National Health and Medical Research Council (2014) some of the contributing factors of obesity include poor diet (i.e., calorically
dense food lacking nutrition) and physical inactivity.