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Related to diets: DASH Diet, Atkins diet, Paleo diet

paleo diet

A diet that typically consists of meat, fruit, vegetables, and nuts. "Paleo" is a shortening of "Paleolithic," referring to foods that are thought to have been available to be consumed by humans in the Paleolithic period (or "Stone Age"). Derek's on the paleo diet, so he literally never eats bread.
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on a diet

Participating in a specific nutritional plan typically consisting of eating smaller amounts of food, eating (or avoiding) particular foods, or both in an attempt to lose weight or achieve some other health benefit. A: "Would you like some of my lemon meringue pie?" B: "No, thank you. I'm on a diet." My doctor put me on a diet of nothing but fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
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put (one) on a diet

To instruct or direct one to begin a specific nutritional plan typically consisting of eating smaller amounts of food, eating (or avoiding) particular foods, or both in an attempt to lose weight or achieve some other health benefit. My doctor put me on a diet rich in red meat and leafy greens for a month to try to bolster my iron levels. I had to put my dog on a diet because it was actually having trouble going up and down the stairs.
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go on a diet

To begin a specific nutritional plan typically consisting of eating smaller amounts of food, eating (or avoiding) particular foods, or both in an attempt to lose weight or achieve some other health benefit. I think I need to go one a diet—I'm actually having trouble going up and down the stairs without losing my breath! My doctor suggested I go on a diet rich in red meat and leafy greens for a month to try to bolster my iron levels.
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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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Diets given to the fish should supply required energy and all these essential nutrients and for proper nourishment and growth.
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From a health standpoint, adoption of the healthier non-vegetarian diet was projected to result in 5.1 million fewer deaths per year.
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The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet has been named the best overall diet of the year by a panel of experts who evaluated and ranked 35 different eating plans for the magazine 17.
WASHINGTON - Advances in dietary therapy for nonlesional epilepsy have made it a more feasible approach for many patients because of options that now include a "smarter and gentler" ketogenic diet and a modified Atkins diet, Dr.
The top reasons given explaining why fad diets do not help people to succeed in the long term are that they get boring (63%), they are unhealthy (61%) and they do not fit in with the family (56%).
New age dieters who get high experimenting with trendy new diets will tell you this.
Researchers looked and compiled profiles on 20 diets that were reviewed by a panel of 22 experts in diet and nutrition, diabetes and heart disease.
Khairunnisa Anjum, a dietician at Zulekha Hospital, says diets are not "healthy".
The HCG Diet is a very low calorie diet combined with the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG) hormone.