FREE NASM CNC Study Guide + NASM CNC Practice Test + Flashcards
FREE NASM CNC Study Guide + NASM Practice Test + Flashcards

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    • Section 1: Nutritional Science; (Represents 50% of the final exam)
    • Section 2: Behavior Change; (Represents 17% of the final exam)
    • Section 3: Nutrition Coaching; (Represents 33% of the final exam)

    NASM CNC Practice Test

    1 / 30

    How does the WHO define health?

    2 / 30

    What foods elicit faster satiety-signal responses?

    3 / 30

    The best approach to eating for a population's diversity & differences includes which of the following?

    4 / 30

    Roughly what percentage of daily energy expenditure comes from the thermic effect of activity (TEA)?

    5 / 30

    A deficiency in which hormone is associated with an increased fat mass (central adiposity in particular), reduced insulin sensitivity & impaired glucose tolerance?

    6 / 30

    Which protein timing strategy has been shown through research to be the most optimal for continued muscle protein synthesis throughout the day?

    7 / 30

    Do the dietary guidelines for American's adjust RDA's according to a person's activity level?

    8 / 30

    How much daily protein is recommended for someone who participates in regular moderate-intensity resistance training?

    9 / 30

    What glycemic score ranks a carb food as a high GI food?

    10 / 30

    Which complex carbohydrate chain contains straight-chain structures?

    11 / 30

    On average, how long do glycogen stores last during exercise?

    12 / 30

    Bile is an example of which of the following?

    13 / 30

    What is the end-product of ethanol metabolism, which is then converted to acetyl-CoA similar to the beta-oxidation of fatty acids?

    14 / 30

    How many sugar units are contained in oligosaccharides?

    15 / 30

    What is the intracellular-to-extracellular ratio of potassium?

    16 / 30

    Studies show that diet A causes more weight loss than diet B. A client is able to better adhere to diet B. Which item represents the best option for this client?

    17 / 30

    A client tells his Nutrition Coach he is on a 2,100 kcal/day diet. If he is trying to consume 30% of his calories from fat, how many grams of fat should he be consuming?

    18 / 30

    What goals are focused on helping individuals to reach their performance goals?

    19 / 30

    Which of the following is not a motivational interviewing strategy?

    20 / 30

    Which of the following is considered the top barrier to healthy eating?

    21 / 30

    According to the SCOFF eating disorder assessment, what is the minimum number of positive answers which might indicate an eating disorder?

    22 / 30

    Which of the following is the best source of information?

    23 / 30

    A scientist proposes that sugar is inherently fattening, and performs a study comparing a high-sugar diet to a low-sugar diet with equal calories. He finds that fat gain was the same between the diets. Which term describes how this study effects the initial proposal?