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Last updated 11/8/11

I'll try to put acronyms here in alphabetical order along with synonyms or related acronyms.  I'll update this post as I'm able, feel free to comment with acronyms from other posts you don't recognize.

Asylum Acromania:

BWBS = Baffling With Bull S#!+
LCWLSSC = Low Carb Weight Loss Success Story Celeb
TWICHOO = Taubes' Wrong Insulin-Carbohydrate Hypothesis of Obesity

Science & Diet:

ATP = Adenosine TriPhosphate - molecules produce in metabolism that provide energy to cells
AUC = Area Under Curve (a measure of total amount of something over a period of time)
BG = Blood Glucose
BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate (aka RMR, REE)
BS = Blood Sugar - or Bovine Feces
CHYLO = chylomicrons
CICO = Calories In / Calories Out referring to energy balance based ideas
DAG = Di Acyl Glycerol (aka diglyceride)
DNL = de novo lipogenesis
ELMM = Eat Less Move More
EMML = Eat More Move Less
FBG = Fasting Blood Glucose
FFA = Free Fatty Acids (aka Non-Esterified Fatty Acids, NEFA)
GCBC = Good Calories, Bad Calories (book by Gary Taubes)
GH = Growth Hormone
GI = Glycemic Index
GL = Glycemic Load
GLP = Glucagon Like Peptide
GSIS = Glucose Stimulated Insulin Secretion
HCG = Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HGH = Human Growth Hormone
HSL = Hormone Sensitive Lipase (responsible for lipolysis in adipocytes)
IDDM =  Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (aka Type 1 Diabetes)
IGF = Insulin-like Growth Factor
IGT = Impaired Glucose Tolerance
II = Insulinogenic Index
IMTG/IMCT/IMCL = Intra Myo Cellular TriGlycerides/Intra Myo Cellular Triglycerides/Intra Myo Cellular Lipid
IR = Insulin Resistance
LCFA = Long Chain Fatty Acid
LD = Lipid Droplet
LDL = Low Density Lipoprotein
LLVLC = Livin la Vida Low Carb - Jimmy Moore's Atkins inspired low carb brand
MCT = Medium Chain Triglyceride
MUFA = Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acid
NAD = Neolithic Agents of Disease - commonly wheat, linoleic acid (O6,veggie oils), sugar/fructose
NEAT = Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis -- e.g. energy expended for movement other than exercise
NEFA = Non-Esterified Fatty Acids aka Free Fatty Acids
NIDDM = Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (aka Type 2 Diabetes)
OGTT = Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
pp = postprandial
PUFA = Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acid
REE = Resting Energy Expenditure (aka RMR, BMR)
RMR = Resting Metabolic Rate (aka BMR, REE)
ROS = Reactive Oxidative Species
SCFA = Short Chain Fatty Acid
SFA = Saturated Fatty Acid
SPA = Spontaneous Physical Activity (the activity for NEAT energy)
TAG = Tri-Acyl Glycerol (aka triglycerides)
twi = Triglyceride - Fatty Acid, as in the TAG/FA cycle
TDEE = Total Daily Energy Expenditure - e.g. your entire "metabolism"
TEA = Thermogenic Effect of Activity - e.g. energy expended during formal activity/exercise
TEF = Thermogenic Effect of Food - e.g. energy expended to digest/process food
TFLOT = The First Law of Thermodynamics
TSLOT = The Second Law of Thermodynamics
VLDL = Very Low Density Lipoprotein (aka triglycerides in a lipid profile)
WWGF = Why We Get Fat (book by Gary Taubes)


AFAIC:  As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAIK:  As Far As I Know
FUBAR:  F&#$ed Up Beyond All Recognition
FWIW:  For What It's Worth
OMG:  Oh My God
OTOH:  On The Other Hand
STFU:  Shut The F&#$ Up
VBEG:  Very Big Evil Grin
VBG:  Very Big Grin

WOE = Way Of Eating
WOL = Way Of Life