Ter­mi­nol­ogy

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ME­TAB­O­LISM is the chem­i­cal re­ac­tions in the body that con­vert food to en­ergy.

BASAL METABOLIC RATE (BMR), or rest­ing metabolic rate (RMR), is the amount of calo­ries needed to sup­port the body’s ba­sic func­tions, like breath­ing.

NON-EX­ER­CISE AC­TIV­ITY THERMOGENESIS (NEAT) is the en­ergy ex­pended dur­ing ev­ery­day, nonex­er­cise ac­tiv­i­ties, like walk­ing to your car or do­ing house­work.

SET POINT is the weight at which the body nat­u­rally set­tles.

BODY MASS IN­DEX (BMI) is an out­dated weight-to-height ra­tio used to as­sess whether a per­son is at a healthy weight.

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