Appetite and energy balancing

  title={Appetite and energy balancing},
  author={Peter J. Rogers and Jeffrey M Brunstrom},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
The idea that food intake is motivated by (or in anticipation of) 'hunger' arising from energy depletion is apparent in both public and scientific discourse on eating behaviour. In contrast, our thesis is that eating is largely unrelated to short-term energy depletion. Energy requirements meal-to-meal are trivial compared with total body energy stores, and energy supply to the body's tissues is maintained if a meal or even several meals are missed. Complex and exquisite metabolic machinery… CONTINUE READING
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