Adjective "diet" definition and examples

(Diet may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʌɪət/

Definitions and examples

noun

The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
  1. 'Unlike ovo-lacto vegetarians, vegans have eliminated all animal products from their diets.'
  2. 'There are many concerns with eating diets high in animal fat.'
  3. 'Some land was tilled, mainly for the cultivation of oats that formed a staple part of the diet of the settler community.'
  4. 'The addition of straw to the diets of all animals on the farm will allow silage supplies to be stretched.'
  5. 'Food was very basic with beans and rice being the staple diet.'
  6. 'This article reported on a certain agriculture professor from Oregon that claimed a strict vegetarian diet caused animals to suffer.'
  7. 'Vegetarians base their diet on four main food groups: starch, legumes, fruits and vegetables.'
  8. 'They represent a major cost-of-living blow for lower income groups for whom bread and mealie meal are the staple diet.'
  9. 'Rice is a staple food in the diet of most Ivoirians.'
  10. 'But these huge animals have very nutritious diets: they eat berries, nuts, insects, and of course, honey.'
  11. 'screen violence is becoming the staple diet of the video generation'
  12. 'Even the best-fed consumers have only four to five ‘kitchens’ dishing up their regular news diet.'
  13. 'I confess that I've not made it part of my regular blog diet, but I think I may.'
  14. 'Of course, no one is suggesting that Congress subsist on a regular diet of impeachments.'
  15. 'This music has enriched the musical diet of choral establishments, collegiate and cathedral, throughout the Anglican Communion.'
  16. 'If she stayed, she would be assigned a steady diet of deportation orders from the criminal division to defend.'
  17. 'Hymns with a military theme used to be a staple in the musical diet of Christians in North America.'
  18. 'But life is short and workdays are long so I have to be choosy about what to include in my diet of books and I like to read widely with a balanced diet of different genres.'
A special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.
  1. 'Children should never be put on a weight-loss diet without medical advice as this can affect their growth.'
  2. 'Your doctor can help you get information about good diets and weight loss programs.'
  3. 'At no time during the study did the participants complain of being hungry, which is an important consideration when recommending diets to promote weight loss.'
  4. 'He also discourages people from attempting to follow fad diets in order to lose weight.'
  5. 'Overweight children should be put on Atkins-style diets to lose weight and prevent life-threatening diseases, a cancer specialist has claimed.'
  6. 'With movie stars and models getting more gaunt each year, many people go on diets to lose weight to make themselves look and feel better.'
  7. 'I tried countless fad diets to lose weight, but none worked.'
  8. 'Some people do lose weight on low-carb diets, but the weight loss probably isn't related to blood sugar and insulin levels.'
  9. 'Overall, these drugs when combined with a diet produce a modest weight loss in 12 months.'
  10. 'It may be more important to stick to a diet and lose weight than to worry about the moral implications of the food you eat.'
  11. 'diet soft drinks'
  12. 'I waste money on all sorts of stuff - cable television, deli sandwiches, diet ginger ale.'
  13. 'I personally believe that drinking the water from a young nut is a much healthier choice than drinking some of those diet sodas that are loaded with artificial sweeteners.'
  14. 'But Ireland is no longer the Mecca for tea brands it once was, with the average office worker as likely to have a diet cola drink, or a cappuccino, as a cup of tea at break time.'
  15. 'I only drank diet soda, and I started to get more seafood including sushi.'
  16. 'A year after launch, it was America's most popular diet drink, a position it has never relinquished.'
  17. 'He has cut them out and drinks water rather than diet drinks, which he doesn't particularly enjoy.'
  18. 'Woman who drank diet soda pop that was artificially sweetened did not show any increased risk and tended to lose weight.'
  19. 'Despite all of my talking in this post about diet drinks, I am working pretty hard at drinking two to three litres of water a day.'
  20. 'Avoid all artificial sweeteners found in diet drinks and some diabetic foods as these are toxic to the liver and can cause hypoglycaemia and fatigue.'
  21. 'Worse still, aspartame is contained in most of these diet foods and drinks.'

verb

Restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight.
  1. 'I've been told that the weight won't just drop off - I still have to diet and exercise to lose it, it'll just be easier than before.'
  2. 'Do you realise that before I left for Melbourne and you began dieting, I weighed more than you, even then?'
  3. 'Inevitably, you lose focus on your diet and blow up even fatter than when you began dieting.'
  4. 'If you are not dieting, losing weight is a serious symptom as are tiredness and weakness.'
  5. 'This time I dieted so the weight came off as I worked on my skills.'
  6. 'In 2000 the British Medical Association warned that female TV stars often dieted to appear slim on TV, but ended up too thin because they tended to overcompensate for the effects of television.'
  7. 'Even if I'm dieting, I will just bring some food with me to the restaurant.'
  8. 'If a woman, famous or not, decides she needs to diet or have weight loss surgery for her own health or happiness, far be it from me to sit in judgment.'
  9. 'If you are no more than a stone or so heavier than you were in your late 20s, you probably shouldn't worry about your weight or try to diet.'
  10. 'Very obese people tend not to exercise and are frequently poor, and they spend a disproportionate amount of time dieting.'
  11. 'He dieted me down to 185, to make sure I was as lean as possible.'

noun

A legislative assembly in certain countries.
  1. 'The term originated with the protest of the reforming minority at the diet of Spires in 1529 against the catholic majority.'

More definitions

1. food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health: Milk is a wholesome article of diet.

2. a particular selection of food, especially as designed or prescribed to improve a person's physical condition or to prevent or treat a disease: a diet low in sugar.

3. such a selection or a limitation on the amount a person eats for reducing weight: No pie for me, I'm on a diet.

4. the foods eaten, as by a particular person or group: The native

More examples(as adjective)

"products can be diet."

"people can be diet."

"people/places/organizations can be diet."

"members can be diet."

"groups can be diet."

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Origin

(diet)Late Middle English: from medieval Latin dieta ‘day's work, wages, etc.’, also ‘meeting of councillors’.