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Health Ch. 11

Chapter 11

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.
Anorexia Nervosa an eating disorder in which an irrational fear of weight gain leads people to starve themselves.
Eating Disorders extreme, harmful eating behaviors that can cause serious illnesses.
Weight cycling a repeated pattern of losing and regaining body weight.
Fad diets Weight loss plans that tend to be popluar for only a short time.
Body Image The way you see your body.
Underweight below the standard weight range for your height.
Obese Having excess body fat.
Herbal supplements Dietary supplements containing plant extracts.
Performance Enhancers Substances that boost athletic a bility.
Dietary supplements Products that supply one or more nutrients as a supplement to not a substitute for healthful foods.
Vegetarian a person who eats mostly or only plant-based foods.
Binge Eating Disorder An eating disorder in which people overeat compulsivity.
Bulimia Nervosa An eating disorder that involves cycles of overeating and purign or attempts to rid the body of food.
Overweight Heavier than the standard weight range for your height.
Megadoses Very large amounts