A psychological disorder where a person eats very little or refuses to eat as they see themselves overweight even when they are dangerously underweight.
A person with this disorder repeatedly binges and then purges, by vomiting or taking laxatives to prevent weight gain.
A measurement of the amount of energy produced when food is burned by the body.
All the food and drink a person regularly consumes.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
A set of guidelines about food choices developed by the United States Governement.
Extreme, unhealthy behavior relating to food, eating and weight.
Empty Calorie Foods
Foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients.
Wieght loss plans that are popular for a short time and often are based on misinformation unusual requirements, and promise immediate weight loss.
A guide developed by the USDA for healthful eating that divides food into six groups and indicates a range of the number of servings needed daily from each group.
Chemical substances in food that help to maintain the body.
A food that is rich in the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
The study of nutrients and how they are used by the body.
Weighing twenty percent or more above desireable weight for height. Obesity is defined as a body mass index of 30 or more.
Physical or psychological tension and strain.
Misuse of drugs that damages an individuals health and ability to function.
The process of aquiring and maintaining physical, mental,emotional, and social health.