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Skills For Health - Unit 3 Lesson 3

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Basal Metabolic RateThe number of calories the body uses while at rest.
body frameThe weight and density of a person's bone structure.
Body Mass IndexA number that is commonly used to judge whether you are at a healthy weight for your height. The formula to calculate it is: BMI = (weight in pounds/(height in inches) x (height in inches)) x 703.
diureticsMedications that increase the amount of urine a person excretes.
fad dietA weight-loss strategy that promises dramatic results and is popular for a short period of time.
fastingAbstaining from food.
laxativesA food or drug that helps you have a bowel movement.
liquid dietA diet in which beverages replace some or all meals.
starvation dietA food regimen in which the number of calories eaten is severely restricted.

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