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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Nandrolone - An anabolic steroid that is used to treat testosterone deficiency.

Natural Foods - Minimally processed foods with no artificial additives or preservatives.

Nausea - An unpleasant sensation in the stomach with the urge to vomit.

Nerve - A fibre or bundle of fibres containing neurons that use chemical and electrical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another.

Nervous system - The system of neuron and tissues of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves that extend throughout the body.

Neural - Relating to the nervous system

Neural tube - The precursor to the central nervous system, this is a hollow tube from which the brain and spinal cord form.

Neural tube defects - One of the most common birth defects caused by the abnormal development of the neural tubes. Spina bifida and Anencencephaly are two examples. Taking a supplement of folic acid during the early stages of pregnancy is recommended to reduce the risk of a neural tube defect in the baby.

Neuropathy - A disease or malfunction of one or more nerve cells.

Neuropeptide Y - A neurotransmitter in the brain and in the autonomic nervous system that is thought to relay messages that help control eating behaviour

Neurotransmitter - A chemical that transmits signals between the nerve cells and the brain.

Niacin - One of the B vitamins that is needed for energy production in cells.

Nitrite - A salt or ester of nitrous acid containing the NO2 group that is used for food preservatives and are an important part of the nitrogen cycle.

Nonpathogenic - Not producing or incapable of causing disease.

Nonpolar - With regards to a molecule, it is likely to be hydrophobic and will not ionise when dissolved in water.

Norepinephrine - A neurotransmitter related to epinephrine that that can be secreted in response to stress and is responsible for the regulation of alertness and arousal.

Nutraceutical - Foods or food products that have additives thought to be healthy and medically beneficial by some people, although opinions are divided on this. Margarine is an example.

Nutrient - A chemical substance found in food that is necessary for good health.

Nutrient Dense Food - Foods that contain many nutrients in comparison to the calories. That is they have a high nutrient to calorie ratio.

Nutrition - Nourishment with respect to food for proper growth and health.

Nutritional deficiency - A lack of adequate nutrients in the diet.

Nutritional requirements - The substances needed in the diet to maintain a healthy life.

Nutritionist - A person who specializes in nutrition and can plan food and nutrition programs.


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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