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Dieting and dietary choices

5:2 diet

noun

a way of losing weight that involves eating normally for five days a week and eating very little on the other two days

abstemious

adjective

deliberately avoiding too much food or alcohol

Atkins diet

noun

a programme for losing weight by eating foods that contain a lot of protein or fat and few foods containing carbohydrate

cannibal

noun

someone who eats human flesh

cannibalism

noun

the practice of being a cannibal

carnivore

noun

a person who eats meat

crash diet

noun

an attempt to lose weight in a very short time

detox

noun

the process of removing harmful substances from your body by eating only particular foods

detox

verb

to remove harmful substances from your body by eating only particular foods

diet

noun

the food that a person or animal usually eats

diet

noun

a limited amount of food that someone eats because they are trying to become thinner

diet

noun

a limited range of foods that someone eats to improve their health

dietary

adjective

related to the foods that someone eats

dietitian

noun

someone whose job is to give people advice about the kind of food they should eat

fast

verb

to eat no food or very little food for a period of time, often for religious reasons

fast

noun

a period of time when you eat no food or very little food, often for religious reasons

fat farm

noun

a place where people can go to try to lose weight by eating in a healthy way and doing a lot of exercise

flexitarian

noun

a person who is mainly vegetarian but occasionally eats meat and fish

fruitarian

noun

someone who eats only fruit

lacto-vegetarian

noun

someone who chooses not to eat meat, fish, or eggs, but drinks milk and eats products made from it

locavore

noun

someone who tries to eat food which is grown or produced near where they live

macrobiotics

noun

a diet that is considered healthy because you eat only grains, seeds, fruits, and vegetables produced without adding chemicals

on

adverb, preposition

eating or drinking only a particular type of food or drink in order to stay alive

slim

verb

to try to lose weight by eating less

slimming

noun

the process of losing weight by eating less and exercising

slimming

adjective

designed to help you to lose weight

starvation diet

noun

a very small amount of food that someone eats, especially because they want to lose weight quickly

supplement

verb

to add extra or different food to the amount that you normally eat

vegan

noun

someone who chooses not to eat anything derived (=made) from animals or fish, including eggs, milk, and cheese

vegetarian

noun

someone who chooses not to eat meat or fish

vegetarian

adjective

relating to or intended for vegetarians

veggie

noun

a vegetarian

veggie

adjective

vegetarian

Weight Watchers

an organization that helps people to reduce their weight

carnivorous

adjective

dieting

noun

non-vegetarian

noun

slimmer

noun

vegan

adjective

vegetarianism

noun

watch your weight

to be careful about what you eat so that you do not get fat

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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