Diet For Weight Loss Glossary

Diet For Weight Loss
Choosing a properly balanced diet for weight loss.
Health Drink-Diet For Weight Loss

Lose Weight Quickly
An effective way to lose weight quickly.
Lose eight Quickly

Healthy Foods

healthy foods

Calorie Shifting
A method of weight loss that has been designed to fight your body's natural tendency of slowing down your metabolism when calorie intake is reduced.

Diet Success

Diet Success

Diet Glossary
Diet Quotes

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Fad Diets - Popular weight loss diets that are usually nutritionally inadequate and not permanent methods of weight reduction.

Fast food - Food that can be prepared and served quickly.

Fat - A major source of energy in the diet that helps the body absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Some types of fat including saturated fat can increase the body's levels of cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease.

Fatigue - A condition characterized by extreme tiredness resulting from physical or mental exertion.

Fat Cell Theory - The proposal that the number and size of fat cells determines the amount of fat that is stored.

Fat-soluble vitamins - Vitamins that dissolve in fat and that are more easily stored in the body as a result.

Fatty acid - A chain of carbon and hydrogen atoms known as a carboxylic acid that are the building blocks of the fat in our bodies.

Fenfluramine - A weight loss drug, in a class of drugs called anorectics which act as an appetite suppressant.

Fermentation - A reaction that occurs when sugar is broken down to alcohol in the presence of yeast or certain types of bacteria.

Fibre - The indigestible parts of plants also known as roughage that can aid the digestion process by providing bulk to the stools.

Flavonoids - A class of water-soluble pigments that are found in many plants. Many of them act as antioxidants and can have an important role in maintaining bodily health.

Fluoride - A compound of the element fluorine that is used as an additive in water supplies and toothpaste to reduce tooth decay.

Folate - Also known as folic acid, this is one of the B vitamins that is essential for cell growth and reproduction.

Food additive - A substance added to foods to improve the nutritional value, the taste, the appearance, or the shelf-life of the food.

Food and Drug Administration - A government agency tasked with determining the safety of foods and drugs marketed in the United States.

Food Diary - A written record of all food and drink consumed in specified periods.

Food Guide Pyramid - A pyramid shaped guide of healthy foods with selections based on dietary guidelines.

Food poisoning - An illness caused by the bacteria or toxins in contaminated food.

Fortification - The addition of vitamins and minerals to improve the nutritional content of a particular food.

Fortified Foods - These are foods that have been altered by adding vitamins or minerals to them.

Free radicals - An unstable and highly reactive molecule fragments that can damage the cells and possibly cause the progression of cancer.

Functional food - Also known as medicinal food is food whose health benefits are claimed to be higher than those traditionally assumed for similar types of foods.

Fungal - Relating to or characteristic of fungus.

Fungus - Spore producing organisms that feed on organic matter including moulds and yeasts.


A Glossary of diet and weight loss terms can be found in alphabetic order below.




Diet Food Plan
Choosing a properly balanced diet food plan.
Diet Food Plan

What to Eat on a Diet
Information and advice on what to eat when dieting.
What to eat on a diet-vegetables

A Positive Approach

Diet Plan

Food Addiction
Food Addiction

Dieting for Health

Dieting for Health

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