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Weight Loss Glossary

Here you will find definitions of terms common to discussions and articles about weight loss and exercise.

Body Composition

Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB)

Flexibility

Comorbidities

What is Cellulite?

Alli Weight Loss Pill

Bariatric Physician

Calipers

Appetite

Aspartame

Cool-Down

Definition of Muscle Strength

Abdominoplasty

High Blood Pressure

Glucose Tolerance Test

Binge Eating

Polyunsaturated Fats

Cross-Training

What are refined carbohydrates?

The Glycemic Index

Duration

Body Mass Index

Set Point Theory

Light or 'Lite'

Monounsaturated Fats

Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis (BIA)

Maximum Heart Rate

HDL

Insulin Resistance

Aerobic Exercise

Abdominal Obesity

Body Fat

Adipose Tissue

What is a Carbohydrate?

Metabolism

Fat (Dietary)

Enriched Food

Spot Reduction

Definition of Obesity

Abdominal Bloating

Definition of Fat Free Mass

Basal Metabolic Rate

Energy Expenditure

Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Definition of Nonessential Fat

Very Low-Calorie Diet

Definition of Overweight

Percent Body Fat

Saturated Fat

Unsaturated Fat

Recovery Heart Rate

Weight Cycling

Visceral Fat

Type 2 Diabetes

Waist Circumference

Definition of Resting Metabolic Rate

Waist-to-hip Ratio (WHR)

What is Resistance Training?

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