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Meaning of Diet in French

Diet is a term used widely in health and nutrition studies. In nutrition, the diet is simply the total amount of food ingested by an organism or individual. A standard diet has elements like carbohydrates, proteins, fat, and minerals. An individual’s diet can be categorized according to its type, as carbohydrate, protein, fat, and fruit and vegetable diets.

Generally, most people think of a diet as a certain quantity of food taken daily. Eating habits are influenced by the amount of calories and the quality of those calories, such as eating too much or too little. The terms low calorie, low fat, and high fiber are commonly used in diet terminology. A diet that is sparingly eaten may lead to weight loss, but it does not usually lead to long-term weight maintenance. Weight gain occurs from dieting as the calories are used up rather than being absorbed.

Diet in French is a verb meaning to cut down. A diet that is just moderately limiting (as in a fruit and vegetable diet) is called a limiting diet. A less severely limiting diet is an elimination diet in which all foods considered to be unhealthy for the body are eliminated, at least initially, from the diet. The verb of diet in French is “dieter”, whereas in its English counterpart, it is the noun.

In the English language, diet means cutting down. In French, it means cutting out. In the second sense of the verb, however, it implies voluntary giving up. An eating disorder, eating too much and/or eating too often, can be considered a form of dieting, but it is not necessarily a diet.

In the context of the second meaning of diet in English, it means to keep reading, and keep scrolling. A person who is dieting in French may well keep reading his or her diet diary to achieve the body he or she wants and keep reading how to make it work. The second meaning of diet in French, therefore, has to do with keeping something in mind and working toward that goal. As in the first meaning of the verb, though, diet can mean cutting out as well as keeping reading.

The third entry in the triad of French verbs, meaning “to deprive”, suggests that the diet in question is a controlled one. It is, after all, very hard to keep on a diet as prescribed by doctors when one’s body (and wallet) are already begging for more. Another possible use of the verb in this context would be to suggest a period of deprivation, perhaps a ten day period of no food or water where you have to strictly limit yourself to only certain liquids. There are any number of ways that you can implement and use the verb diet in a sentence, and they all imply the fact that you are taking control over your own body and getting help to do so. It just needs to be clear what the verb is used for, so that you know exactly what to do.