Choosing Health Ch. 6
Terms in this set (21)
The condition of having a body weight that exceeds what is a generally considered healthful for a particular height. A weight resulting in a BMI of 25 to 29.9.
A weight disorder in which excess accumulations of nonessential body fat reslut in increased risk of health problems. A weight resulting in a BMI of 30 or higher.
A person's perceptions, feelings, and critiques of his or her own body.
Body mass index (BMI)
A numerical measurement, claculated from height and weight measurements, that provides an indictator of health risk categories.
The weight at which health risks are lowest for an individual; usually a weight that will result in a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9.
A weight resulting in a BMI below 18.5
A group of obesity-related factors that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, including large waistline, high triglycerides, low HDL, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high fasting blood glucose.
The state achieved when energy consumed from food is equal to energy expended, maintaining body weight.
Basal metabolic rate (BMR)
The rate at which the body expends energy for only the basic functioning of vital organs.
The physiological sensation caused by the lack of food.
The psychological response to the sight, smell, thought, or taste of food that prompts or postpones eating.
Physical fullness; the state in which there is no longer the desire to eat.
Weight-loss surgery using various procedures to modify the stomach or other sections of the gastrointestinal tract in order to reduce calorie intake or absorption..
Body dysmorphic disorder
Mental disorder characterized by obsessive thoughts about a perceived flaw in appearance.
Social physique anxiety
Mental disorder characterized by extreme fear of having one's body judged by others.
A group of disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder, that is characterized by physiological and psychological disturbances in appetite or food intake.
Mental disorder characterized by exetremely low body weight, body image distortion, severe calorie restricition, an obsessive fear of gaining weight.
Mental disorder characterized by episodes of binge eating followed by a purge behavior such as vomiting, laxative abuse, or extreme exercise.
The rapid eating of an excessive amount of food.
Behaviors, such as vomiting, laxative abuse, or overexciting, intended to reduce the calories absorbed by the body.
A range of unhealthful eating behaviors used to deal with emotional issues that does not warrant a diagnosis of a specific eating disorder.