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*on a diet

trying to lose weight by eating less food or specific foods. (*Typically: be ~; go ~; put someone ~; stay ~.) I didn't eat any cake because I'm on a diet. I'm getting too heavy. I'll have to go on a diet. I have a lot of trouble staying on a diet.
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The paleo diet involves absolutely no processed foods, grains, legumes, dairy or sugar.
Most of his discussion focused on pediatric patients, but he said that some children continue the diet into adulthood, and there is increasing interest in the potential of dietary approaches, particularly a modified Atkins diet, for adults with nonle-sional epilepsy.
Called the K- E diet, it involves the insertion of feeding tubes into young women by doctors before their wedding, to help them lose weight of up to 20 pounds in 10 days.
Our analysis put hard numbers on the common-sense belief that no diet is ideal for everyone," the magazine said.
List said the yo-yo diet resulted in large fluctuations in these health measures, decreasing during the low-fat diet and increasing to a diabetic state during the high-fat diet.
A low-fat vegan diet improves glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in a randomized clinical trial in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
However, Sinclair notes, the team estimates about a 15 percent boost in life span, bringing the resveratrol-supplemented animals' lives in line with those of animals on the healthy diet.
Yet that's just what three of the most popular diet plans--Atkins, Weight Watchers and Ornish--call for.
The healthy diets comprised a carbohydrate rich diet similar to the DASH diet, a protein rich diet where about half the protein was obtained from plant sources, and a diet rich in unsaturated fat, primarily monounsaturated fats.
Less grain and more grass would result in leaner meat and protect animals from illnesses caused by an unnatural, grain-laden diet.
If a diet calls for all kinds of things you don't have time for, how long do you think you'll be able to follow it?
The animals were divided into two subgroups, one fed a normal diet, the other a high-fat diet.
Over the years my air hostess colleagues and I have probably tried every diet known to woman.
In the typical Western diet, wheat is the primary source.
To lose weight, say nutrition experts, you must find a nutritionally sound diet that works for you.