Vegetables are part of a healthy diet.
- The definition of diet is lower in fat, sugar, calories, etc. than the regular product.
An example of diet is soda with zero calories.
- Diet is defined as a person's regularly consumed food and drink or it can mean regulating food intake to lose or gain weight.
- An example of diet is the eating of only vegetables.
- An example of diet is the cutting back to precisely 1800 calories per day.
- Diet means to change food intake to lose weight.
An example of diet is to eat only healthy foods and those with little to no fat.
- what a person or animal usually eats and drinks; daily fare
- figuratively, what a person regularly reads, listens to, does, etc.
- a program or plan consisting of a special or limited selection of food and drink and designed to promote health or a gain or loss of weight; specif., such a program or plan designed to promote weight loss
- the food and drink such a plan prescribes
Origin of dietMiddle English diete ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin dieta, diet, daily food allowance (meaning influenced, influence by diet) ; from Classical Latin diaeta ; from Classical Greek diaita, way of life, regimen ; from dia-, through + root of aisa, fate ; from Indo-European an unverified form aito-, share ; from base an unverified form ai-, to give, allot
Origin of dietME dieten < ML dietare
- of or for a diet, esp. one designed for weight loss: diet pills
- containing fewer calories and hence not promoting weight gain: diet cola
- Scot. a day's session of an assembly
- a formal assembly, as formerly of princes, electors, etc. of the Holy Roman Empire
- in some countries, a national or local legislative assembly
Origin of dietMiddle English diete ; from Old French ; from Medieval Latin dieta ; from Classical Latin dies, day: see deity
- The usual food and drink of a person or animal.
- A regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.
- Something used, enjoyed, or provided regularly: subsisted on a diet of detective novels during his vacation.
- Of or relating to a food regimen designed to promote weight loss in a person or an animal: the diet industry.
- a. Having fewer calories.b. Sweetened with a noncaloric sugar substitute.
- Designed to reduce or suppress the appetite: diet pills; diet drugs.
verbdi·et·ed, di·et·ing, di·ets
Origin of dietMiddle English diete, from Old French, from Latin diaeta, way of living, diet, from Greek diaita, back-formation from diaitasthai, to live one's life, middle voice of diaitan, to treat.
- A national or local legislative assembly in certain countries, such as Japan.
- A formal general assembly of the princes or estates of the Holy Roman Empire.
Origin of dietMiddle English diete, day's journey, day for meeting, assembly, from Medieval Latin di&emacron;ta, alteration (influenced by Latin di&emacron;s, day) of Latin diaeta, daily routine; see diet1.
- (microbiology) Abbreviation of direct interspecies electron transfer.