Effects of Feasting & Fasting on Cells


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How do people gain weight when they eat to excess?

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1. What is the first source of energy for the body when we fast?

2. What happens to the excessive amino acids, which come from the proteins you eat, that don't find a storage space in the body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz's questions will ask straightforward questions about the effect of feast and famine on the body. It will ask about specific actions the body takes when confronted by either of these two states.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will require you to understand the following concepts:

  • Glucose storage when the body does not need immediate energy
  • What happens to excess amino acids
  • Converting non-carbohydrate molecules into glucose
  • Byproducts of fatty acid breakdown

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related feasting and fasting lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding feasting and fasting, and their impact on the body
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as glucose, amino acids, and carbohydrates

Additional Learning

You can also go to the corresponding lesson, called Effects of Feasting & Fasting on Cells. This lesson will further help you master this topic by covering these objectives:

  • Describe the immediate effects of large meals
  • Identify the main macro nutrients
  • Detail the development of fat and muscle
  • Consider the effects of fasting
  • Explor the long term effects of fasting