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Chapter 11

chapter 11 vocab

metabolism The process by which the body breaks down substances and gets energy from food.
body mass index A measure of body weight relative to height.
overweight Heavier than the standard weight range for your height.
obese Having an excess of body fat.
underweight Below the standard weight range for your height.
body image The way you see your body.
fad diets Weight-loss plans that tend to be popular for only a short time.
weight cycling A repeated pattern of losing and regaining body weight.
eating disorder Extreme, harmful eating behaviors that can cause serious illness or even death.
anorexia nervosa An eating disorder in which an irrational fear of weight gain leads to people to starve themselves.
bulimia nervosa An eating disorde that involves cycles of overeating and purging, or attempts to rid the body of food.
binge eating disorder An eating disorder in which people overeat compulisively.
vegetarian A person who eats mostly or only plant-based foods.
dietary supplements Products that supply one or more nutrients as a supplement to, not a substitute for; healthful foods.
performance enhancers Substances that boost athletic ability.
herbal supplements Dietary supplements containing plant extracts.
megadoses Very large amounts.
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