Accession Number : ADA577097


Title :   A Physics Model for Weight Loss by Dieting


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD DEPT OF PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Mungan, Carl E ; Lipscombe, Trevor C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a577097.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : A person's average weight is determined by the equilibrium between his caloric intake (from food and liquids) and his energy loss (primarily by radiation and water evaporation). By dieting, one's weight can decrease significantly over a period as short as a couple dozen weeks. A simple physics-based model is developed that describes such a change in weight with time. The predictions are in reasonable accord with televised results of disciplined dieting plans.


Descriptors :   *DIET , *HUMAN BODY , *WEIGHT REDUCTION , DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS , ENERGY , EQUILIBRIUM(GENERAL) , FOOD , HEALTH PHYSICS , LIQUIDS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE