The word diet derives from the Greek diaita which means life, living, lifestyle, food, residence; white the verb diaitein means to keep her alive, heal, feed and be fed.
Diet is the prescribed way of life, type of nutrition prescribed by a doctor or other professional (nutritionist, dietician), total or partial abstinence from food or certain foods due to illness, or combinations of food that a person eats.
In everyday life, the word “diet” is identified with weight loss and reduction diet. Dieting is usually used in disease to meet the caloric and nutritional needs that will help in the treatment. Nutritional diets have special characteristics that are related to the composition, quantity, consistency and digestibility.
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