diet


diet
noun
1 food sb/sth usually eats
ADJECTIVE
good, healthful (AmE), healthy, nutritious, sensible
balanced, varied, well-balanced
adequate

People can fight infection more easily if they have an adequate diet.

bad, poor, unhealthy
staple

a staple diet of cornmeal and vegetables

daily
vegan, vegetarian
American, Mediterranean, Western, etc.
VERB + DIET
consume, eat, have

It is important to eat a balanced diet.

live on, survive on

They had to survive on a diet of insects and berries.

feed sb, feed sb on, keep sb on
change

She was told to change her diet and quit smoking.

supplement
DIET + VERB
consist of sth, contain sth

The animal's diet consists mainly of grasses.

PREPOSITION
in a/the diet

the amount of fat in your diet

on a diet

These animals live on a mainly vegetarian diet.

diet of

They were fed on a diet of rice and vegetables.

PHRASES
a diet high in sth, a diet rich in sth

a diet rich in vitamins and minerals

2 when you want to lose weight/are ill
ADJECTIVE
strict
weight-loss, weight-reducing
crash, starvation

Crash diets are not the best way to lose weight.

fad
calorie-controlled (esp. BrE), low-calorie (esp. AmE)
restricted, special
dairy-free, gluten-free, etc.
high-fibre/high-fiber, high-protein, etc.
low-carb, low-fat, etc.
VERB + DIET
follow, have

If you follow this diet, you're bound to lose weight.

go on, start
stick to

I have to stick to a low-fat diet.

be on

I'd love a dessert, but I'm on a diet.

DIET + NOUN
drink, food
Coke™, soda (esp. AmE)
pill
plan

Lose pounds with our new diet plan!

book
PREPOSITION
on a diet

athletes on a special high-protein diet


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