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Chapter 9 Weight Management
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According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately what percentage of American adults are overweight?
Body mass index (BMI) is most useful for assessing the health risks of
What percentage of weight loss is enough to reduce health risks and increase life expectancy in obese individuals?
5 to 10%
What is the best way to control one's body weight?
Balance calories consumed with calories expended.
Which term refers to the situation in which you burn more calories than you consume?
negative energy balance
Which statement about genetic factors in obesity is true?
Genetic factors influence where on the body extra weight is added.
Which is the largest component of metabolism, accounting for about 65% to 70% of daily energy expenditure?
Which group has a higher metabolic rate?
people who exercise on a regular basis
Which hormone is believed to be linked to obesity?
Since 1983, about how much has the average daily caloric intake among Americans increased?
The occurrence of obesity is greatest in
Which statement is true regarding psychological and social factors in eating behaviors?
Food is often associated with social gatherings.
Many experts maintain that U.S. agricultural policy encourages farmers to focus on ________ and related byproducts rather than on fruits and vegetables.
Which is an example of a snack that is low in energy density?
Energy density is a measure of the ________ per ounce or gram of food.
People tend to feel most full when they eat foods high in
Which pattern of eating is best for weight management?
small, frequent meals
Research shows that people who lose weight and do not regain it usually burn about 2,800 calories per week in physical activity, which is the equivalent of about one hour of ________ every day.
What is one effect of having more muscle mass?
It raises the resting metabolic rate
According to a 2016 Nielsen report, the average American spends about ________ hours per day on screen time—using smartphones, computers, televisions, video games, and other electronic devices.
Groups of students who share ________ characteristics tend to do better at losing weight and keeping it off than do groups of dissimilar students.
dietary or psychosocial
How much daily physical activity do experts recommend for someone who is trying to maintain weight loss?
60 to 90 minutes
To lose weight in the most effective manner, you should
exercise and cut energy intake to a small amount.
A healthy, realistic goal for weight loss is to lose ________ pounds per week.
0.5 to 2.0
A truly helpful diet book promotes
a balanced approach to diet and exercise.
Which book title most likely indicates valid weight management information?
The Physical Activity and Diet Weight Loss Plan
What does the fiber in diet pills do?
It acts as a bulking agent in the large intestine and not the stomach.
Noncommercial weight loss programs such as TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) or OA (Overeaters Anonymous) do not advocate
any particular diet
Prescription medications for weight loss work best when combined with
Prescription weight-loss drugs are usually limited to people with a BMI equal to or greater than what level?
For people who undergo weight-loss surgery, the ultimate key to success is
motivation and adequate follow-up.
People with muscle dysmorphia tend to
view themselves as small and out of shape.
Which of the following is an eating disorder characterized by a refusal to eat enough food to maintain a reasonable body weight?
Which of the following actions characterize(s) bulimia nervosa?
alternating binge eating and purging through vomiting, laxatives, or diuretics
Which characteristic is most likely to indicate a binge-eating disorder?
Examples of other specified feeding or eating disorders (OSFED) include atypical anorexia nervosa, a condition involving
weight that is not below normal.
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