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di·et 1

 (dī′ĭt)
n.
1. The usual food and drink of a person or animal.
2. A regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.
3. Something used, enjoyed, or provided regularly: subsisted on a diet of detective novels during his vacation.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person or an animal: the diet industry.
2.
a. Having fewer calories.
b. Sweetened with a noncaloric sugar substitute.
3. Designed to reduce or suppress the appetite: diet pills; diet drugs.
v. di·et·ed, di·et·ing, di·ets
v.intr.
To eat and drink according to a regulated system, especially so as to lose weight or control a medical condition.
v.tr.
To regulate or prescribe food and drink for.

[Middle English diete, from Old French, from Latin diaeta, way of living, diet, from Greek diaita, back-formation from diaitāsthai, to live one's life, middle voice of diaitān, to treat.]

di′et·er n.

di·et 2

 (dī′ĭt)
n.
1. A national or local legislative assembly in certain countries, such as Japan.
2. A formal general assembly of the princes or estates of the Holy Roman Empire.

[Middle English diete, day's journey, day for meeting, assembly, from Medieval Latin diēta, alteration (influenced by Latin diēs, day) of Latin diaeta, daily routine; see diet1.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dieting - the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)dieting - the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods)
fast, fasting - abstaining from food
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More consumers are making health and wellness a priority, but they are often overrun with confusing and contradictory information when it comes to dieting.
He, however, said that including a doctor would be beneficial as it would help check the progress of the person dieting.
While much of Meredith's early life focused on dieting, now she has shifted her focus to healthy eating and exercise and thinks she finally is on the right path.
On the extreme end of dieting, some research indicates that paring food intake to the bare minimum may protect the brain from a lifetime of everyday insults.
The low-carb diet universe is pretty diverse, and also includes the Scarsdale diet, the Protein Plan, the South Beach Diet (to some extent), and whole-foods, low-carb eating plans exemplified by the eponymous Low-Carb Dieting for Dummies book from John Wiley and Sons.
Ultimately, no matter which dieting method they use, people have to burn more calories than they consume in order to lose weight, says Carol Koprowski, a registered dietitian and assistant professor of preventive medicine at USC.
weight loss, done over the course of a year, is reasonable, and might be feasible, depending upon his weight gain and previous dieting history.
If you are dieting, you may find that the pounds are easier to lose if your diet includes a fair share of healthy fats.
That's when the role of dieting takes center stage, according to Karen Arnold, chief of Nutrition and Food Service at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (VAMC).
Increasingly torn between a Jekyll obsession with nutrition and dieting and a Hyde addiction to junk foods that are fast, fried, or frosty, Stacey sees Americans as missing out on both the delicious pleasures of good food and the humanizing powers of great meals.
For this reason, many nutritionists and dietitians recommend that dieting teens consume at least 1,800 calories each day.
1) New Year's Dieting Resolution Survey, conducted in September 2006 by Kraft South Beach Diet.