1. What happens to the body when your calorie intake is:

a. LESS than your energy output? Weight loss

b. MORE than your energy output? Weight gain

c. SIMILAR to your energy output? Weigh maintenance

2. To gain ONE POUND you must consume an extra 3500 calories above your daily output.

3. Most daily fluctuations are due to: not drinking enough water or not nourishing your body properly.

4. Why is dieting alone an inadequate approach to fat control?

Dieting inadequate approach to fat control because usually after the diet you go back to your old eating habits, and re gain the weight that you lost. It can also be harmful if you cut out important elements of your diet, which contains certain vitamins and minerals that are important to your health.

5. Do men or women generally have a higher acceptable percentage of body fat and why? 

Women have a higher acceptable percentage of body fat due to female hormones.

6. What weighs more, muscle or fat?

Neither, because a pound of fat is equal to a pound of muscle. Technically speaking muscle is denser, and so it would way more.

7. We know that a combination of DIET (watching what you eat) and EXERCISE is the best method of weight management. Name and explain three other factors that can influence weight gain or loss.

Boredom – If you are bored, you tend to become hungry. If you are eating, but not doing any exercise, sitting on the couch, you will be gaining weight.

Family History – If previous members in your family have all had problems with their weight or other health related problems, you will have a chance of having that problem as well. An example of that would be Diabetes, which affects your weight gain/loss.

Stress – If you are very stressed throughout your daily life,


8. The eating disorder most commonly characterized by extreme fear of weight gain, excessive calorie reduction/fasting, and a distorted view of body size is: Anorexia

9. Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by two key behaviours which are: Eating a lot of food within a short period of time and Feeling like you have loss of control while eating.

10.What does the acronym EDNOS stand for?

Eating disorder not otherwise specified.

11.List at least four of the potential consequences of eating disorders:

Low blood pressure

Abnormal distress.

Potential Cardiovascular problems.

Weakness and fatigue.


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