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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Galactosemia - An inherited disorder with a deficiency of the enzyme required to metabolize galactose in the body.

Galanin - A neurotransmitter released when fat stores require replenishing.

Gallbladder - A pear shaped organ beneath the liver that stores the bile secreted by the liver.

Gallstones - A solid crystalline deposit formed in the gallbladder that can cause severe pain and block the bile duct. Obesity can be a cause.

Gastric - Relating to the stomach.

Gastric Bypass - A surgical reduction of the stomach used to treat obesity in some individuals.

Gastric mucosa - The lining of the stomach.

Gastrointestinal - Relating to the stomach and intestines.

Gastrointestinal system - The digestive tract and the associated organs.

Gastrointestinal Surgery - Used to treat obesity. See bariatric surgery.

Gastrointestinal tract - The alimentary canal is a tubular passage of approximately 8 metres where food passes from the mouth to anus.

Gene - A hereditary sequence of DNA that codes for proteins, and thus determines the characteristics of organisms.

Gene expression - The use of a gene to make the protein it encodes.

Genetic - Relating to genes or heredity.

Genetic Disease - A disease or abnormality in an individual's genome that is inherited genetically.

Genetic engineering - The manipulation of genes to change the characteristics of an organism.

Genistein - An isoflavone found in certain plants including red clover and kudzu root.

Gestational Diabetes - A condition of glucose intolerance occurring during pregnancy that usually disappears after the baby has been born.

Ghrelin - A hormone produced by cells in the stomach lining and the pancreas. It is a hunger stimulation peptide that increases food intake and is important for the release of growth hormones.

Glucagon - A hormone that promotes the breakdown of glycogen to glucose in the liver.

Glucosamine - An amino derivative needed to lubricate joints and build and preserve cartilage in the body.

Glucose - A simple monosaccharide sugar that is used in the body as the main source of energy and carried to each cell through the bloodstream.

Glutamic acid - A nonessential amino acid that is found in many animal and plant proteins.

Gluten - A protein found in wheat and foods processed from wheat.

Glycemic Index (GI) - A dietary index or ranking system that is used to rank carbohydrate-based foods according to how fast they are digested and raise blood glucose levels.

Glycerol - A simple colourless and odourless compound obtained from fat. It is also a by-product of soap.

Glycine - A nonessential amino acid that occurs in protein foods and acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter.

Glycogen - A polysaccharide that is the main carbohydrate storage material.

Glycolysis - A cellular reaction where there is a breakdown of glucose by enzymes.

Gout - A disease that is a form of arthritis and is caused by uric acid crystals collecting in the spaces around the joints, particularly the small bones in the feet.

Gram - A small unit of mass or weight equivalent to one thousands of a kilogram in the metric system.

Growth factor - A substance that is required for the stimulation of growth in living cells.

Growth hormone - A hormone produced by the pituitary gland that increases the rate of growth in the body.

Growth spurt - A period of rapid growth that is especially prevalent during puberty.

Guar gum - A food thickener made from the seed of the guar plant.


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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