Diet is one of the most important aspects of weight control. Simply, it is the choice of what and how much to eat. Most people think that all the work in the world in achieving weight loss and keeping it off is done when it comes to diet. It is true that diet and exercise to help you lose weight. However, the real challenge is to maintain the lost weight once you’ve lost it.
The verb diet refers to the act of eating and the noun diet means a diet. Diet can also mean the type of food and drink that an individual consumes every day and the mental and emotional associations related to dieting. Choosing healthy (and unhealthy) choices about food is very much associated with other living creatures and other life forms in this world, so healthy (and unhealthy) choices have great affect on other human beings. An article entry 3 discusses some of the common misconceptions associated with dieting.
Adjective – diet can be confused with another verb, the one listed above. This verb diet can also mean depriving, to limit or to withhold something. In the definition of diet, in the second place, it has already been mentioned that the noun does not have an ending, thus, it cannot stand alone as an adjective. The use of diet soft drink for example, would not be acceptable as a verb, because it is clearly a noun.
Noun – diet can be used as a noun and as an adjective, or it can stand alone as a verb. Nouns that indicate diet include things like biscuits, soda pop, ice cream, and salad. Adjectives that indicate diet include things like diet plan, diet recipes, weight loss, and weight watchers. If you want to eat healthily, then the use of diet as an adjective indicates that the goal is to lead a more healthy lifestyle through eating less and exercising more. If you want to lose weight, then the use of the verb diet implies that you are going to follow a specific diet plan that is based on factual information and research, and it is definitely true.
Adjectives that indicate diet usually modify diet in some way. This type of modification is intended to make the dieter more aware of his or her dieting habits, and it might be used to indicate something that the dieter can do to improve dieting. As an example, if the dieter is too lethargic, then the verb diabetes could be used to indicate that the dieter is going to have to check his or her blood sugar level more often and is going to need to do more exercises to make sure that the level is kept at healthy levels. The most important thing is to remember that there is no strict rule regarding which verb to use when you talk about dieting, diet is a very broad term and there are many different ways to describe what dieting entails. What matters most is that you know which verb you should use in your message to your dieter.