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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Harris-Benedict equation - A formula used to calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR) or minimum energy expenditure.

Healthy Food - Food that is said to be good for you or have health-giving characteristics to promote and sustain good health.

Healthy Weight - A body weight that is less likely to be linked with any weight-related health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels.

Health-promotion - Support and encouragement for better health and well-being. It has been defined by the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2005 Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World as "the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health."

Heart - The muscular organ that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. It is a cone shaped organ about the size of a fist and is positioned in the chest behind the sternum.

Heart attack - A loss of blood supply to part of the heart which can result in death of the heart muscle.

Heart disease - Any disorder of the heart including but not limited to heart attacks, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery diseases.

Heavy metals - These are high density elements with metallic properties. Examples include cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and nickel. They are grouped together in the periodic table.

Haemoglobin - The protein in red blood cells composed of globin and heme that carries oxygen through the body and gives blood its characteristic red colour.

Haemorrhoids - Swollen or enlarged blood vessels in the lower rectum or anus.

Hepatitis - An inflammation of the liver. It can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, certain toxins and parasites.

Herbal - Relating to or made from herbs.

Hernia - The protrusion of an organ or body structure through a weakened opening of the wall that contains it. A small to medium percentage of patients who have weight-loss surgery develop a hernia at some stage.

High blood pressure - This is an increase of the pressure in the bloodstream maintained by the heart and is usually pressure that is greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg for long periods,. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and strokes.

High-density lipoprotein (HDLs) - A lipoprotein has a high protein content and carries cholesterol in the bloodstream.

High potency - A claim about vitamin or mineral content, defined as 100% or more of the Recommended Daily Intake

Histidine - An essential amino acid that your body needs during periods of growth. It is also used during periods of stress and recovering from illness or injury.

Homeostasis - The regulation of the proper internal state or equilibrium of a system.

Homocysteine - An amino acid produced when you digest proteins and found naturally in the blood plasma.

Hookworm - A parasitic nematode that attaches to the intestinal wall.

Hormone - A compound produced by one set of cells in the body that influence the function of another set of cells.

Hunger - The strong desire and physiological need for food.

Hydration - The process of combining or treating with water.

Hydrogenate - The process of combining or treating with hydrogen. For example, combining fat with hydrogen produces a saturated fat.

Hydrolysis - A chemical reaction that uses water to break the bonds within a molecule.

Hygiene - The practice of maintaining good health through cleanliness.

Hypercholesterolemia - High levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream.

Hypercholesterolemic - An excessive quantity of cholesterol in the blood and tissues.

Hyperglycemia - Excessive amounts of sugar in the blood often associated with diabetes mellitus.

Hyperkalemia - Excessive amounts of potassium in the blood.

Hyperlipidemia - Excessive amounts of fat or lipids in the blood.

Hypermetabolic - A higher than normal rate of metabolism. It can occur with some eating disorders.

Hypertension - A higher than normal blood pressure that can lead to a greater risk of heart disease or strokes.

Hypoglycemia - A deficiency of glucose in the blood or low blood sugar levels.

Hypothalamus - One of the glands that control the endocrine, hormone and pituitary activities in the body.

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




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