Part I: 

diet noun (1)

Definition of diet (Entry 1 of 4)

a: food and drink regularly provided or consumed

//a diet of fruits and vegetables

//a vegetarian diet

b: habitual nourishment

//links between diet and disease

c: the kind and amount of food prescribed for a person or animal for a special reason

//was put on a low-sodium diet

d: a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one’s weight

//going on a diet

2: something provided or experienced repeatedly

//Their imaginations feverish from a diet of detective novels …

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//heard a steady diet of excuses

diet verb

dieted; dieting; diets

Definition of diet (Entry 2 of 4)

transitive verb

1: to cause to take food : FEED

2: to cause to eat and drink sparingly or according to prescribed rules

intransitive verb

: to eat sparingly or according to prescribed rules

//has been dieting for two months

diet adjective

Definition of diet (Entry 3 of 4)

1: reduced in or free from calories

//a diet soft drink

2: promoting weight loss (as by depressing appetite)

//diet pills

diet noun (2)

Definition of diet (Entry 4 of 4)

1: a formal deliberative assembly of princes or estates

2: any of various national or provincial legislatures

History and Etymology for diet

Noun (1), Verb, and Adjective

Middle English diete, from Anglo-French, from Latin diaeta, from Greek diaita, literally, manner of living, from diaitasthai to lead one’s life

Noun (2)

Middle English diete day’s journey, day set for a meeting, from Medieval Latin dieta, literally, daily regimen, diet (taken as a derivative of Latin dies day), from Latin diaeta

Part II:

The word diet has many meanings that people didn’t realize. In general, the definition of diet is the way we eat in everyday life. For example, the majority of people eat anything they enjoy eating or some people restrict certain food items such as meats and dairy. Diet can also mean something medical related such as diet prescriptions for a patient to add, remove or limit certain foods that they eat. Lastly, people use diet in their lives to describe a certain way to eat to lose weight and to live a healthier lifestyle. An example of this could be becoming vegan, vegetarian or any other diets that promote weight loss. 


Part III:

When it comes to dieting, a community that uses this word is the fitness community. In the fitness community, dieting is something that people do when they want to lose weight and  live a healthy life. People in this community have created multiple different forms of diets that promote weight loss. There are many different diets and examples of these are keto, vegan and vegetarian. 

Some people are restricted from eating certain things because of their health. One example of a restriction can be limiting sodium intake to reduce the chances of having

cardiovascular disease. Doctors restrict people from eating certain things and advise people to go to the gym for exercise. One of the things that people in the fitness community is consuming dietary supplements such as diet pills or drinking meal replacement shakes. People consume diet pills because it can reduce their appetite and help people burn off fat. People drink meal replacement shakes because these products contain nutrients that can boost metabolism and reduce your appetite.

Diet is used in everyday life and the people that use it the most is the fitness community. Diet can be used in medical terms such as prescriptions for someone or it can be used to describe what a person eats.  


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