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Medical News for English Learners – Program 16

Want to Lose Weight? Try Counting Calories

If you wish to lose weight, you need to count how many calories you eat. Many people eat a lot of food containing sugars, which leads to obesity and Type II Diabetes. Do you count calories? What do you do to lose or maintain your weight?

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  1. Profile photo of admin admin says:

    English Vocabulary:

    DIET
    the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
    the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)
    a prescribed selection of foods
    a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)
    eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight
    follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons; “He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet”

    CALORIE
    unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure
    a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food

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