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Health-Chapter 11

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

metabolism the process by which the body breaks down substances and gets energy from food
body mass index (BMI) 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 disorders 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 people to starve themselves
bulimia nervose an eating disorder that involves cycles of overeating and purging, or attempts to rid the body of food
binge eating disorder and eating disorder in which people overeat compulsively
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
magadoses very large amounts
Created by: erobbins329