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diet

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a balanced diet (=one that is healthy because it contains the right foods in the right amounts)
▪ the importance of a balanced diet
a diet drink/a low-calorie drink (=containing less sugar than ordinary ones)
▪ People are buying more and more diet drinks.
a strict diet
▪ He went on a strict diet and lost a lot of weight.
crash diet
diet pills (=pills that are said to help you become thinner)
elimination diet
healthy diet
▪ a healthy diet
yo-yo dieting
▪ Yo-yo dieting is really bad for you.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
balanced
▪ Making sure of a balanced diet means, essentially, eating a selection of different foods, with no one type predominating.
▪ So, how do you make this change and ensure a balanced diet?
▪ Eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
▪ It is sensible to give the carp a balanced diet for we want the carp to do well on our baits.
▪ Doctors and other experts also recognise how important a balanced diet is for a child's normal development.
▪ The preparation of food can limit a balanced diet.
▪ And very few people eat a healthy, balanced diet.
daily
▪ Like vitamins, they can not be manufactured by the body, so they must be provided in our daily diet.
▪ Your daily diet should be no more than 30 percent fat.
▪ Here are some goodies you can work into your daily diet.
▪ Why is the potato so important in our daily diet? 2.
▪ In order to ensure that enough glycogen is present for training, carbohydrates should make up approximately half of your daily diet.
▪ If you are unsure about the adequacy of your daily diet, look at the list of symptoms below.
▪ Lack of complex carbohydrates in the daily diet is very often the cause of sportspeople feeling under par.
▪ The daily diet in 1990 for executives of all Westernized economies is rich with the language of intense change.
elemental
▪ Six prospective randomised trials have evaluated the efficacy of elemental diets in Crohn's disease.
▪ In four of them, the elemental diet was as effective as steroid treatment in achieving short term remission.
▪ During the early phase of reintroductions patients continued with elemental diet as a nutritional supplement.
▪ Earlier relapse after elemental diet treatment has also been noted in paediatric patients.
▪ The subsequent relapse rate after elemental diet induced remission, however, is greater than after treatment with prednisolone.
▪ In another trial this type of diet was as effective as an elemental diet in inducing remission in active Crohn's disease.
▪ In three of them, this diet was as effective as an elemental diet in achieving remission.
▪ Our results show that relatively well nourished patients respond equally well to elemental diet as those with a poor nutritional state.
fat
▪ All have varying fat contents, so check before buying if you are following a low fat diet.
▪ You may live longer if you eat a super-low-#fat diet.
▪ If there is a lot of fat in our diet we have a high cholesterol level.
▪ Avoid fat in diet. 3.
▪ It is, in fact, the amount and type of fat in the diet that is the key issue.
▪ In many instances nutrition is the solution and eliminating animal fat from the diet restores the gall bladder to balance.
▪ It is the fat in your diet that makes you fat.
▪ Less fat in his diet, juice, a lot of fresh fruit.
free
▪ The mode of presentation, laboratory findings, and compliance and response to a gluten free diet were assessed.
▪ A gluten-#free diet could be tried by anyone with chronic bowel problems.
▪ The development of the gluten free diet was based on these discoveries.
▪ Compliance and response to a gluten free diet were assessed at each visit by careful questioning.
▪ How do we know that Dicke was convinced of the beneficial effect of wheat free diet even before 1940?
▪ Fifteen of the untreated patients were re-evaluated after six and 12 months of gluten free diet.
▪ In this study the antigliadin antibody-IgG test was often abnormal on gluten free diet and showed almost no correlation with the microchallenge.
▪ Meat-#free diets based on these plant oils can still be high in saturated fats.
good
▪ This means that the one person who needs the best diet is actually getting the worst.
▪ There are only good and bad diets.
▪ Apparently a good diet is the important factor is getting them to spawn.
▪ An animal with a good diet will be larger than its twin on starvation rations.
▪ A good diet helps the digestive processes.
▪ Live food is the best diet for them although fresh or frozen meaty foods of small particle size can be substituted.
▪ Class-A antelopes are small and good at selecting plant parts to comprise a good diet.
▪ A good, nourishing diet with plenty to drink will guard against pressure sores.
healthy
▪ Of these, the most important to a healthy diet are starches and fibre.
▪ Feed on a healthy diet of positive, encouraging, hopeful thoughts.
▪ So could better information about a healthy diet.
▪ In fact, for some people, caffeine may actually make it harder to eat a balanced, healthy diet.
▪ A healthy well-balanced diet containing proper nutrition can be used to help cope with stress.
▪ We had vitamin tablets-we even had doctors telling us that eating a healthy diet made more sense than gulping pills.
▪ We had tried to combine exercise with a healthy diet.
▪ The future provision of a healthy diet will be based upon a full and detailed understanding of these motives.
high
▪ The proliferative zone, however, was expanded in the distal colon of the higher fibre diet fed rats.
▪ The scientists monitor the volunteers closely for changes during the low and high magnesium diets.
▪ Two further patients could not tolerate the high fibre diet and the remaining three defaulted for no apparent reason.
▪ Daily assessment of the oral mucosa. High protein diet and nutritional drinks.
▪ At postmortem, the low fibre diet rats had more abnormalities and tumours of body tissue than the higher fibre diet rats.
▪ He had a high fibre diet and plenty of exercise.
▪ After a week or so of this high fibre diet, your constipation should ease and your normal bowel habits return.
▪ Hardly a high protein diet in the terms we have come to relate to.
liquid
▪ The regimen consisted of a liquid diet for 36 hours, followed by an absolute fast for a further 12 hours.
▪ Instead, they survive on a liquid diet that costs a staggering $ 10, 000 a month.
▪ A Sister was carefully feeding him a liquid diet.
▪ The protein-sparing modified fast was popularized in the form of liquid protein diets.
▪ Soon, liquid formula diets were available in drugstores throughout the United States.
low
▪ All have varying fat contents, so check before buying if you are following a low fat diet.
▪ Some books and magazine articles recommend a low carbohydrate diet while others stress the importance of a diet low in fat.
▪ Supplementary dietary phosphate decreased the fatty acid concentration only on the low calcium diet.
▪ A low protein diet is also effective, but compliance with such a regimen may be a problem.
▪ She lost three stone on the low fat diet and reduced from a size 16 to a size 8!
▪ A colleague, Sarah, recently graduated, decided to go on a very low calorie diet.
▪ At postmortem, the low fibre diet rats had more abnormalities and tumours of body tissue than the higher fibre diet rats.
▪ Stephanie followed the Hip and Thigh low fat diet and very soon the pounds began disappearing.
normal
▪ But they must find Shetland pretty inhospitable, with no trees to support the grubs which is their normal diet.
▪ When it works right, seizures rarely return, even after normal diet is resumed.
▪ Four years later she is symptom free and on a normal diet.
▪ Vitamin E is available from so many food sources that no normal diet could possibly be deficient in it.
▪ Fasting was maintained for a further 2 hours, after which a normal diet was permitted.
▪ When all have been tested, those that produced no symptoms in the baby can become part of your normal diet again.
▪ If this happens, continue with your normal diet, but be careful not to eat too much of any one food.
▪ Moving progressively towards a thick mashed potato consistency is well on the way to a normal diet.
poor
▪ Factors such as stress and a poor diet can affect these hormone levels, worsening the symptoms.
▪ He said that three factors had caused my arteries to be blocked: heredity, poor diet, and lack of exercise.
▪ Eating and drinking: under-eating, over-eating, poor diet in general for whatever reason - choice, ignorance, poverty. 2.
▪ Or should they be blamed on inadequate medical care, poor diet or other environmental factors?
▪ They have a poor diet and look bad, and gradually care less and less about themselves and how others see them.
▪ So a poor diet can eventually have an effect on your hair condition.
▪ A poor diet, with low nutrient snacks can lead to nutritional deficiencies.
▪ All four are still suffering ill-health due to torture, poor diet and insanitary prison conditions.
special
▪ It is even possible to dissolve certain types of crystal if the foods used are special diets, carefully chosen by vets.
▪ Many offer meals for special diets.
▪ You have a right to a special diet for religious as well as medical purposes.
▪ Vegetarians and special diets are catered for.
▪ Check that any resident on a special diet has been given the right food.
▪ Vegetarian dishes and other special diets are no problem for Judy and snacks and light lunches will be provided on request.
▪ Points to note None of the full-board Halls of Residence caters for special diets of any type.
▪ Your genial hosts will recommend several excellent local restaurants. Special diets are catered for with advance notice.
strict
▪ The centre used to recommend a strict vegetarian diet but now uses a more flexible approach.
▪ But Clinton showed that hundreds of federal programs will be on a strict diet during the struggle to eliminate the federal deficit.
▪ If you are on a strict diet, leave the salmon, mackerel, kippers and herring for the moment.
▪ He went on a strict vegetarian diet with heavy vitamin and mineral supplements.
▪ Gooch has led the way with monumental batting efforts and a strict diet of training and practice that leaves younger men breathless.
▪ Even a trip to the supermarket would be difficult unless you're on a strict diet.
varied
▪ Feed a varied diet which includes plenty of earthworms, prawns, mussels, fish and heart.
▪ Once again you can appreciate how important it is to have a mixed and varied diet.
▪ Mollies grow well on a varied diet.
▪ They are well fed, on a varied diet.
▪ While this is taking place they should be given plenty of nourishing food and a varied diet.
▪ Clean drinking water is supplied and this is as important as a varied diet to encourage birds to the garden.
▪ A varied diet of earthworms, aquatic insects, shrimps, small fish and tablet foods will keep it in good health.
▪ A good varied diet and suitable water conditions are essential to make the best of this beautiful fish.
vegetarian
▪ The centre used to recommend a strict vegetarian diet but now uses a more flexible approach.
▪ Our food security makes eating a vegetarian diet simple, because your body automatically mixes and matches for you.
▪ Indeed, many top athletes and even body-builders subsist on a vegetarian diet.
▪ He went on a strict vegetarian diet with heavy vitamin and mineral supplements.
▪ There is choice of desserts which may include home-made ice-cream, strudel or cheesecake. Vegetarian diets are catered for.
▪ So she started her low-fat vegetarian diet after the birth of daughter Sarah.
▪ Low fat and vegetarian diets and packed lunches can be provided if adequate notice is given.
▪ Crusty Bill boasts he's on a spicy vegetarian diet to keep his strength up for love.
■ NOUN
crash
▪ One needed to go on a crash diet, the other was in the middle of a nervous breakdown.
▪ A crash diet will leave you hungry, you will binge and you will not get anywhere.
elimination
▪ If these measures are unsuccessful, then it may be worth carrying out an elimination diet, as described in Chapter Fourteen.
▪ This will give you plenty of vitamins and minerals, to build you up for the elimination diet.
▪ In the case of eczema, it may be better to start with a simplified form of the elimination diet.
▪ Reintroduction of food after elemental regimens must nevertheless be undertaken with the greatest of care irrespective of whether or not elimination diets are used.
▪ As she progressed through elimination diet both wheat and corn caused diarrhoea on first reintroduction but not later.
▪ So she was asked to undertake an elimination diet, which cleared these symptoms within a week.
▪ As always, in an elimination diet, it is important not to eat too much of any one food.
▪ Yet a high proportion of these patients respond to an elimination diet.
fibre
▪ The proliferative zone, however, was expanded in the distal colon of the higher fibre diet fed rats.
▪ Two further patients could not tolerate the high fibre diet and the remaining three defaulted for no apparent reason.
▪ At postmortem, the low fibre diet rats had more abnormalities and tumours of body tissue than the higher fibre diet rats.
▪ He had a high fibre diet and plenty of exercise.
▪ After a week or so of this high fibre diet, your constipation should ease and your normal bowel habits return.
▪ Three rats in the low fibre diet group suffered from middle ear infections and were removed from the study.
▪ Conversely, a low fibre diet did not lead to changes in cellular proliferation which might be associated with mucosal instability.
group
▪ There was no significant difference in percentage of cells in S phase in the distal colon of rats in both diet groups.
▪ But in weight-loss support groups around the country, Weight Watchers and the other diet groups made it seem that way.
▪ Similar changes did not occur in the elemental diet group.
▪ Three rats in the low fibre diet group suffered from middle ear infections and were removed from the study.
▪ As both were in the diet group, they continued in the study and subsequently had normal babies.
pill
▪ Time to write a poem, go for a swim, take diet pills.
▪ Why is it being treated differently than diet pills?
▪ It was the last time she was going to take diet pills before a race, that was for sure.
▪ For many years, most respectable doctors shunned the use of diet pills.
▪ So far, clients at these programs seem pleased to be able to get prescriptions for diet pills at their local mall.
▪ Pamela Bradley had taken about six times the recommended dose of diet pills containing the herb ephedra.
staple
▪ Attacks on the immorality and decadence of aristocratic culture were the staple diet of purity tracts and speeches.
▪ The staple diet for most of the coral fishes should be a good dry food.
▪ It is hard and lacks nutrients and yet is the panda's staple diet.
▪ Worms are a staple diet and these have been in short supply due to the summer drought.
▪ They could catch and eat more of their staple diet - worms and insects - surviving in accordance with the laws of natural selection.
▪ In living-rooms throughout the country, violence, gratuitous and graphic, is often the staple diet of the video generation.
▪ Reindeer moss, the staple diet of the deer herds, was also said to have disappeared completely.
starvation
▪ Rats placed on to a semi-#starvation diet live longer than those given food ad libitum.
▪ Nevertheless, doctors continued to support the use of starvation diets.
▪ Some draftees embark on starvation diets so that they weigh below the acceptable level at the medical.
▪ Now the starvation diet is beginning to slow me dawn.
■ VERB
balance
▪ Bob's idea of a balanced diet left something to be desired.
▪ The women featured in the article are reducing their risk of chronic disease by exercising and by eating a balanced diet.
▪ A balanced read-aloud diet gives our children an appreciation for the sounds and shapes and purposes of many different kinds of texts.
▪ In fact, for some people, caffeine may actually make it harder to eat a balanced, healthy diet.
▪ The first slide showed a normal-size mouse eating a balanced diet of lab food pellets.
▪ A balanced diet and daily physical exercise are the keys to a healthy lifestyle.
▪ Fried bologna for Dooley with double mustard, and no sermons about a balanced diet, please.
change
▪ Many have quit smoking and changed their diets.
▪ Yet it's easy to cut down on fat without changing your diet completely or giving up all your favourite foods.
▪ They change diet with the season, eating rodents, berries, and insects. 5.
▪ As they begin to grow, change their diet to brine shrimp, Daphnia, or bloodworm.
▪ He kept his disease at bay, changed his diet and actually got bigger and stronger.
▪ Many canteens in the Wedgwood Group are taking steps to help employees change their diets for the better.
▪ Prices had gone up, rice was expensive and Fong had changed his diet.
eat
▪ This was not the case in our patients, however, as they were eating a standard western diet.
▪ We end up overcompensating for our desires, eating more of the diet food than we should, looking for satisfaction.
▪ Many ailments which are blamed on old age could be avoided if everyone ate a healthy diet.
▪ People who lose weight and keep it off eat a low-fat diet with an occasional splurge.
▪ They should also be encouraged to take plenty of exercise and eat a good healthy diet.
▪ The women featured in the article are reducing their risk of chronic disease by exercising and by eating a balanced diet.
▪ Ulene tries to practice what he preaches, jogging and eating a low-fat diet.
feed
▪ A Sister was carefully feeding him a liquid diet.
▪ I feed it on a diet of earthworms, cooked chicken, prawns and slices of raw cod.
▪ Nor did any allergic reactions arise in those who ate the meat of animals who had been fed a gene-spliced soybean diet.
Feeding Golden Orfe will feed on the same diet as goldfish.
follow
▪ All have varying fat contents, so check before buying if you are following a low fat diet.
▪ Blood cholesterol levels were measured in all participants, who were encouraged to follow a standardized diet.
▪ What better motivation to follow a low-fat diet? 7.
▪ Although they followed the diet as well as younger men, they lost only two-thirds as much weight.
▪ It is far better just to follow the diet plan in this book, which is calculated to fall within these brackets.
▪ Tests indicate that the increased calorie content of the faeces amounts to nearly ten percent when people follow high-fibre diets.
▪ The dual aim of most dieters is to become slimmer and fitter by following a diet.
live
▪ No one can live on a diet of culture that is completely alien.
▪ Without the operation, Laura, who had lived on a diet of liquid protein, would not have survived much longer.
▪ The opposition can no longer live on a diet of anti-Thatcherism.
▪ We were already beginning to try and live by the diet.
▪ As it lives on a diet of poll findings, it can not perform better than they do.
provide
▪ First, we need a long, warm, unbroken growing season to provide a plentiful diet of lush herbage.
▪ Like vitamins, they can not be manufactured by the body, so they must be provided in our daily diet.
▪ They all can provide fuel in the diet and are therefore sources of energy.
▪ Algae should be provided to supplement the diet of Tangs and Angelfish.
▪ In practice, that opportunity will be provided by the resit diet in subjects which currently have such a facility.
start
▪ So she started her low-fat vegetarian diet after the birth of daughter Sarah.
▪ At least fifteen of these deaths occurred in women aged twenty-five to fifty, who were healthy when they started the diet.
▪ Amber started describing the diet restrictions: no salt, coffee, caffeinated tea, or alcohol.
▪ I started my diet by eating fruit and low-fat yoghurt for breakfast.
▪ If you start a diet or an exercise routine, such actions are statements about the way you view yourself.
▪ I started buying exercise and diet books.
▪ So if there is any doubt, it is probably best to start with the elimination diet procedure described in Chapter Fourteen.
supplement
▪ He was still supplementing his diet with various pills from his health shop.
▪ More aggressive than their cousins, Caspians may supplement their fish diet with other birds' eggs and nestlings.
▪ Algae should be provided to supplement the diet of Tangs and Angelfish.
▪ A.. Results are available from four large trials examining the health effects of supplementing the diet with beta-carotene.
▪ The police post is very remote and they often supplement their diet of maize and beans with game meat.
try
▪ Gerald was asked to try a diet containing no sugar or white flour and was given an anti-fungal drug, nystatin.
▪ The first time she tried the low-calorie diet program, she felt constantly hungry.
▪ No doubt you are among the many who have tried every diet around only to find that they just didn't work.
▪ The results of his treatment were so good she decided to try a similar diet.
▪ He tried out an elimination diet, and got a reasonably good response.
▪ Always try a change of diet before giving laxatives, which should always be prescribed by a doctor or nurse.
▪ For a child who is very disruptive, however, there is little to lose by trying a diet.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
staple diet
▪ Attacks on the immorality and decadence of aristocratic culture were the staple diet of purity tracts and speeches.
▪ In living-rooms throughout the country, violence, gratuitous and graphic, is often the staple diet of the video generation.
▪ It is hard and lacks nutrients and yet is the panda's staple diet.
▪ Reindeer moss, the staple diet of the deer herds, was also said to have disappeared completely.
▪ The staple diet for most of the coral fishes should be a good dry food.
▪ They could catch and eat more of their staple diet - worms and insects - surviving in accordance with the laws of natural selection.
▪ Worms are a staple diet and these have been in short supply due to the summer drought.
starvation diet
▪ Nevertheless, doctors continued to support the use of starvation diets.
▪ Now the starvation diet is beginning to slow me dawn.
▪ Some draftees embark on starvation diets so that they weigh below the acceptable level at the medical.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ 150,000 Californians die each year from diseases related to a poor diet.
▪ a low-fat diet rich in fruits and vegetables
▪ a vegetarian diet
▪ For 27 years in the jungles of Guam, Yokoi survived on a diet of shrimp, coconuts, snails, frogs and rats.
▪ I've tried all the diets and they never work.
▪ People in the coastal region live on a staple diet of rice and fish.
▪ Since his heart attack, Brice has been on a salt-free diet.
▪ The doctor told him to reduce the amount of fat in his diet.
▪ The doctor told Tom to quit smoking and go on a diet.
▪ The Italians have a good healthy diet and lifestyle.
▪ The secret to a longer life is a balanced diet and regular exercise.
▪ This new diet involves eating very small amounts throughout the day.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Bob's idea of a balanced diet left something to be desired.
▪ Doctors and other experts also recognise how important a balanced diet is for a child's normal development.
▪ Finally, she gave up diets entirely.
▪ LaLanne had added a new dimension to the diet gurus' puritanical quest for spiritual salvation through the body: exercise.
▪ Should I go on a diet?
▪ So many diets appear to have no connection with calories.
▪ There is a natural wastage of at least five percent on any diet.
▪ Was Handy Man beginning to include meat in his diet?
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
people
▪ Some people give up dieting completely.
▪ Still, in their journal articles, these researchers are cautious about telling people to give up dieting.
▪ All of these programs teach people to stop dieting and eating compulsively, but there are differences among the methods.
▪ They pointed to evidence which shows that people who diet may be at increased risk for binge eating and eating disorders.
▪ A Healthier Prescription Not all physicians who treat fat people encourage them to diet, take pills, or have surgery.
▪ Brownell and Rodin urged that, given the high numbers of people dieting, weight cycling should be a research priority.
weight
▪ For health reasons, I am unable to exercise, so will I be able to lose weight by dieting alone?
▪ Are you going to invest it in cosmetics or weight training or dieting?
■ VERB
stop
▪ Several techniques have been developed to teach demand feeding to adults, to help them stop dieting and learn to eat normally.
▪ All of these programs teach people to stop dieting and eating compulsively, but there are differences among the methods.
▪ First, the good news: Waterhouse wants you to stop dieting.
▪ It is probably premature to urge all patients to stop dieting.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ I've been dieting for two months and I've lost 6 kilos.
▪ Janet dieted for months before her wedding.
▪ She dieted and went on exercise programs but nothing seemed to work.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Naturally I have never felt the need to diet.
▪ Perhaps you might even feel like not dieting for one or two days.
III.adjective
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
starvation diet
▪ Nevertheless, doctors continued to support the use of starvation diets.
▪ Now the starvation diet is beginning to slow me dawn.
▪ Some draftees embark on starvation diets so that they weigh below the acceptable level at the medical.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Diet

Diet \Di"et\, n. [F. di[`e]te, LL. dieta, diaeta, an assembly, a day's journey; the same word as diet course of living, but with the sense changed by L. dies day: cf. G. tag day, and Reichstag.] A legislative or administrative assembly in Germany, Poland, and some other countries of Europe; a deliberative convention; a council; as, the Diet of Worms, held in 1521. Specifically: Any of various national or local assemblies; as,

  1. Occasionally, the Reichstag of the German Empire, Reichsrath of the Austrian Empire, the federal legislature of Switzerland, etc.

  2. The legislature of Denmark, Sweden, Japan, or Hungary.

  3. The state assembly or any of various local assemblies in the states of the German Empire, as the legislature (Landtag) of the kingdom of Prussia, and the Diet of the Circle (Kreistag) in its local government.

  4. The local legislature (Landtag) of an Austrian province.

  5. The federative assembly of the old Germanic Confederation (1815 -- 66).

  6. In the old German or Holy Roman Empire, the great formal assembly of counselors (the Imperial Diet or Reichstag) or a small, local, or informal assembly of a similar kind (the Court Diet, or Hoftag).

    Note: The most celebrated Imperial Diets are the three following, all held under Charles V.:

    Diet of Worms, 1521, the object of which was to check the Reformation and which condemned Luther as a heretic;

    Diet of Spires, or Diet of Speyer, 1529, which had the same object and issued an edict against the further dissemination of the new doctrines, against which edict Lutheran princes and deputies protested (hence Protestants):

    Diet of Augsburg, 1530, the object of which was the settlement of religious disputes, and at which the Augsburg Confession was presented but was denounced by the emperor, who put its adherents under the imperial ban.

Diet

Diet \Di"et\, n. [F. di[`e]te, L. diaeta, fr. Gr. ? manner of living.]

  1. Course of living or nourishment; what is eaten and drunk habitually; food; victuals; fare. ``No inconvenient diet.''
    --Milton.

  2. A course of food selected with reference to a particular state of health; prescribed allowance of food; regimen prescribed.

    To fast like one that takes diet.
    --Shak.

    Diet kitchen, a kitchen in which diet is prepared for invalids; a charitable establishment that provides proper food for the sick poor.

Diet

Diet \Di"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dieted; p. pr. & vb. n. Dieting.]

  1. To cause to take food; to feed. [R.]
    --Shak.

  2. To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.

    She diets him with fasting every day.
    --Spenser.

Diet

Diet \Di"et\, v. i.

  1. To eat; to take one's meals. [Obs.]

    Let him . . . diet in such places, where there is good company of the nation, where he traveleth.
    --Bacon.

  2. To eat according to prescribed rules; to ear sparingly; as, the doctor says he must diet.

Wikipedia

Diet (assembly)

In politics, a diet is a formal deliberative assembly. The term is mainly used historically for the Imperial Diet, the general assembly of the Imperial Estates of the Holy Roman Empire, and for the legislative bodies of certain countries. Modern usage mainly relates to the Japanese Parliament, called "Diet" in English, or the German Bundestag, the Federal Diet.

DIET

DIET is a software for grid-computing. As middleware, DIET sits between the operating system (which handles the details of the hardware) and the application software (which deals with the specific computational task at hand). DIET was created in 2000. It was designed for high-performance computing. It is currently developed by INRIA, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, CNRS, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, SysFera. It is open-source software released under the CeCILL license.

Like NetSolve/GridSolve and Ninf, DIET is compliant with the GridRPC standard from the Open Grid Forum.

The aim of the DIET project is to develop a set of tools to build computational servers. The distributed resources are managed in a transparent way through the middleware. It can work with workstations, clusters, Grids and clouds.

DIET is used to manage the Décrypthon Grid installed by IBM in six French universities ( Bordeaux 1, Lille 1, Paris 6, ENS Lyon, Crihan in Rouen, Orsay).

Diet (nutrition)

In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related). Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some food taboos. This may be due to personal tastes or ethical reasons. Individual dietary choices may be more or less healthy.

Complete nutrition requires ingestion and absorption of vitamins, minerals, and food energy in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role in the quality of life, health and longevity.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

diet

"regular food," early 13c., from Old French diete (13c.) "diet, pittance, fare," from Medieval Latin dieta "parliamentary assembly," also "a day's work, diet, daily food allowance," from Latin diaeta "prescribed way of life," from Greek diaita, originally "way of life, regimen, dwelling," related to diaitasthai "lead one's life," and from diaitan, originally "separate, select" (food and drink), frequentative of *diainysthai "take apart," from dia- "apart" + ainysthai "take," from PIE root *ai- (1) "to give, allot." Often with a sense of restriction since 14c.; hence put (someone) on a diet (mid-15c.).

diet

"assembly," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin dieta, variant of diaeta "daily office (of the Church), daily duty, assembly, meeting of counselors," from Greek diaita (see diet (n.1)), but associated with Latin dies "day" (see diurnal).

diet

late 14c., "to regulate one's diet for the sake of health," from Old French dieter, from diete (see diet (n.1)); meaning "to regulate oneself as to food" (especially against fatness) is from 1650s. Related: Dieted; dieting. An obsolete word for this is banting. The adjective in this sense (Diet Coke, etc.) is from 1963, originally American English.

Wiktionary

diet

  1. (context of a food or beverage English) Containing lower-than-normal amounts of fat, salt, sugar, and/or calories. n. 1 (senseid en food a person or animal consumes)The food and beverage a person or animal consumes. 2 (context countable English) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health. 3 By extension, any habitual intake or consumption. 4 (context countable usually capitalized as a proper noun English) A council or assembly of leaders; a formal deliberative assembly. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To regulate the food of (someone); to put on a diet. 2 (context intransitive English) To modify one's food and beverage intake so as to decrease or increase body weight or influence health. 3 (context obsolete English) To eat; to take one's meals. 4 (context obsolete transitive English) To cause to take food; to feed.

WordNet

diet

  1. v. follow a regimen or a diet, as for health reasons; "He has high blood pressure and must stick to a low-salt diet"

  2. eat sparingly, for health reasons or to lose weight

diet

  1. n. a prescribed selection of foods

  2. a legislative assembly in certain countries (e.g., Japan)

  3. the usual food and drink consumed by an organism (person or animal)

  4. the act of restricting your food intake (or your intake of particular foods) [syn: dieting]

Usage examples of "diet".

Food of a starchy or saccharine character is apt to increase acidity, and interfere with the assimilation of other elements, therefore, articles, rich in fatty matters, should enter largely into the diet.

Taking 800 micrograms of folate a day in supplements, or 1,400 micrograms through your diet, can reduce homocysteine levels dramatically, essentially removing any excess homocysteine from your bloodstream and stopping its aging effects.

Quite true what the alienists said: celibacy was extremely bad for you, as bad as going without proper diet or exercise or meditation, and as likely to upset your mental equilibrium.

The treatment of this disease should consist in rest for the hip-joint, cleanliness of the person and plenty of fresh air and light, a nutritious diet and the use of tonics and sustaining alterative, or blood-cleansing medicines.

My stay in Dresden was marked by an amorous souvenir of which I got rid, as in previous similar circumstances, by a diet of six weeks.

The universal practice of subsisting on a mixed diet, in which proteids are mixed with fats or amyloids, is therefore justifiable.

Indeed, since Ancel Keys started advocating low-fat diets almost 50 years ago, the science of fat and cholesterol has evolved from a simple story into a very complicated one.

What if Tessa had had a husband who failed to understand her anorexia and addiction to diet pills?

The root of the Wild Celery, Smallage, or Marsh Parsley, was reckoned, by the ancients, one of the five great aperient roots, and was employed in their diet drinks.

I downed both Diet Cokes along the way, but all the time kept a finger on the pull-tab of my aspartame grenade.

As little formidable were the denunciations of the emperor, who had, by a decree of the Aulic council, communicated to the diet certain mandates, issued in the month of August in the preceding year, on pain of the ban of the empire, with avocatory letters annexed against the king of Great Britain, elector of Hanover, and the other princes acting in concert with the king of Prussia.

While properly regulating and restricting the food of the invalid when necessary, they also recognize the fact that many are benefited by a liberal diet of the most substantial food, as steaks, eggs, oysters, milk, and other very nutritious articles of diet, which are always provided in abundance for those for whom they are suited.

Research has proved that the diet of the masses--mainly polished rice--is entirely inadequate to human needs, and that beriberi, a fatal sickness due to insufficient nourishment, is steadily increasing in the Islands.

Paul Pfarr, Von Greis, Bock, Mutschmann, Red Dieter Helfferich and Hermann Six, I had a length of something strong enough to put my weight on.

Pamela shoved a pack of butterless popcorn in the microwave and grabbed a can of diet Coke from the refrigerator.