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    • Diet (nutrition)

    • In nutrition, diet is the sum of food consumed by a person or other organism. The word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons (with the two often being related). Although humans are omnivores, each culture and each person holds some food preferences or some fo ... Read »


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    • Dieting

    • Dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. In other words, it is conscious control or restriction of the diet. A restricted diet is often used by those who are overweight or obese, sometimes in combination with physical exercise, to reduc ... Read »


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    • List of diets

    • An individual's diet is the sum of food and drink that he or she habitually consumes. Dieting is the practice of attempting to achieve or maintain a certain weight through diet. People's dietary choices are often affected by a variety of factors, including ethical and religious beliefs, clinical need, or a desire to co ... Read »


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    • 5 A Day

    • 5 A Day is any of various national campaigns in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, to encourage the consumption of at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day, following a recommendation by the World Health Organization that individuals consume "a minimum of 400g of fruit a ... Read »


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    • 5:2 diet

    • The 5:2 diet, or fast diet, is a fad diet which stipulates calorie restriction for two days a week and eating an unmoderated amount for the other five days. A form of intermittent fasting, it originated and became popular in the UK, then spread to the rest of Europe and to the US. Proponents of the diet claim it cause ... Read »


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    • The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure

    • The New 8-Week Cholesterol Cure is a 1987 health book by Robert Kowalski, who wrote it as a personal recollection about dealing with cholesterol issues. Kowalski wrote the book after having two coronary bypass surgeries and a heart attack. He created the program detailed in the book after he realized that a diet change ... Read »


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    • Alkaline diet

    • Alkaline diet (also known as the alkaline ash diet, alkaline acid diet, acid ash diet, and the acid alkaline diet) describes a group of loosely related diets based on the belief that certain foods can affect the acidity (pH) of bodily fluids, including the urine or blood, and can therefore be used to treat or prevent d ... Read »


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    • Ambronite

    • Ambronite is a nutritional drinkable meal replacement intended to supply all of a human body's daily needs, made from 20 organic ingredients that includes berries, nuts, seeds and spinach. The product is a powder that is mixed with water to turn it into food. Ambronite's name is based on the Greek word for "food of the ... Read »


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    • Atkins diet

    • The Atkins diet, also known as the Atkins nutritional approach, is a low-carbohydrate diet promoted by Robert Atkins and inspired by a research paper he read in The Journal of the American Medical Association. The paper entitled "Weight Reduction" was published by Alfred W. Pennington in 1958. The Atkins diet is class ... Read »


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    • Beverly Hills Diet

    • The Beverly Hills Diet is a fad diet developed by author Judy Mazel (1943–2007) in her 1981 bestseller, The Beverly Hills Diet. Mazel had tried and failed to lose weight with existing programs, and developed the diet plan after spending six months working together with a nutritionist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Unde ... Read »


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    • Bland diet

    • A bland diet is a diet consisting of foods that are generally soft, low in dietary fiber, cooked rather than raw, and not spicy. Fried and foods, strong cheeses, whole grains (rich in fiber), and the medications aspirin and ibuprofen are also avoided while on this diet. Such a diet is called because it is soothing to ... Read »


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    • Blood type diet

    • The blood type diets are fad diets advocated by several authors, the most prominent of which is Peter J. D'Adamo. These diets are based on the notion that ABO blood type is the most important factor in determining a healthy diet and each recommends distinct diets for each blood type. The consensus among dietitians, ph ... Read »


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    • BRAT diet

    • The BRAT diet is a diet that has been recommended for people with vomiting, diarrhea or gastroenteritis. Evidence, however, does not support a benefit. It is no longer generally recommended as it is unnecessarily restrictive. An acronym, BRAT is a mnemonic for bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast, the staples of the ... Read »


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    • Cabbage soup diet

    • The cabbage soup diet is a radical weight loss diet designed around heavy consumption of a low-calorie cabbage soup over the time of seven days. It is generally considered a fad diet, in that it is designed for short-term weight-loss and requires no long-term commitment. The typical claimed intent of the diet is to lo ... Read »


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    • CALERIE

    • CALERIE (Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy) is a trial currently underway in the U.S. to study the effects of prolonged calorie restriction on healthy human subjects. The CALERIE study is being carried out at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), t ... Read »


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    • A calorie is a calorie

    • "A calorie is a calorie" is a tautology used to convey the speaker's conviction that the concept of the "calorie" is in fact a sufficient way to describe energy content of food. It has been a commonly cited truism since the early 1960s. The tautological phrase means that regardless of the form of food calorie a person ... Read »


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    • Calorie restriction

    • Calorie restriction, or caloric restriction, or energy restriction, is a dietary regimen that reduces calorie intake without incurring malnutrition or a reduction in essential nutrients. "Low" can be defined relative to the subject's previous intake before intentionally restricting calories, or relative to an average p ... Read »


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    • Exante diet

    • Exante Diet

      Exante Diet is a weight management programme focusing on very low calorie diets, which typically consists of 800 kcal (3,300 kJ) per day. Exante Diet launched in the UK, in 2008, with a diet similar to that of US firm Lighter Life. Founded by Jackie Delahunty in 2008, Exante Diet initially started as a franchise ... Read »


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    • The Cambridge Diet

    • The Cambridge Diet is a diet in which 600 to 1500 kcal are consumed per day, principally in liquids made from commercial products sold as part of the diet regime. These products are manufactured in the UK and include shakes, meal replacement bars, soups and smoothies. The diet does not help people achieve lasting weig ... Read »


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    • Camino Magico

    • Camino Mágico (The Magic Road) is a bilingual supermarket nutrition guide that was created by the Latino Nutrition Coalition. This printed pamphlet details ideas for nutritious foods and healthy shopping choices. The guide is distributed in shopping markets, doctor's offices, and community centers and was created wi ... Read »


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    • Chinese food therapy

    • Chinese food therapy (simplified Chinese: 食疗; traditional Chinese: 食療; pinyin: shíliáo; literally: "food therapy", also called nutrition therapy and dietary therapy) is a mode of dieting rooted in Chinese understandings of the effects of food on the human organism, and centred on concepts such ... Read »


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    • Cookie diet

    • A cookie diet is a calorie restriction diet designed to produce weight loss, based on meal replacement in the form of a specially formulated cookie. Cookie diets include the Smart for Life Cookie Diet, Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, Hollywood Cookie Diet and R&D Diet Cookie. All require 4 to 6 cookies per day, sometime ... Read »


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    • Corn-free diet

    • A Corn-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing corn. Although allergic reactions to corn are rare, reactions can be severe and can occur from consuming raw or cooked corn as well as products that contain corn. Preventing the symptoms of food allergy can be done by avoiding the allergenic food, therefore foll ... Read »


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    • Cotton ball diet

    • The cotton ball diet is a diet that involves consuming cotton balls dipped in liquids such as juices or smoothies. The cotton is intended to make a person's stomach feel full without them gaining weight. The diet has been repeatedly condemned as dangerous. The cotton balls can cause blockages in the digestive system. ... Read »


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    • CRAM diet

    • The CRAM diet (cereal, rice, applesauce, and milk) is a short term dietary treatment for diarrhea and gastroenteritis. The CRAM diet has more complete protein and fat content than the BRAT diet. The use of cereals, rice and milk as a stop-gap eating plan for stomach upset, has been validated as a more effective re ... Read »


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    • CRON-diet

    • The CRON-diet (Calorie Restriction with Optimal Nutrition) is a nutrient-rich, reduced calorie diet developed by Roy Walford, Lisa Walford, and Brian M. Delaney. The CRON-diet involves calorie restriction in the hope that the practice will improve health and retard aging, while still attempting to provide the recommend ... Read »


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    • Cyclic ketogenic diet

    • A cyclic ketogenic diet (or carb-cycling) is a low-carbohydrate diet with intermittent periods of high or moderate carbohydrate consumption. This is a form of the general ketogenic diet that is used as a way to maximize fat loss while maintaining the ability to perform high-intensity exercise. A ketogenic diet limits t ... Read »


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    • Daniel Fast

    • The Daniel Fast is a spiritually motivated diet based on the Biblical Book of Daniel, and commonly refers to a 10- or 21-day abstinence from foods declared unclean by God in the Laws of Moses. The passage in Chapter 10:2-3 may refer to a classical three week fast during a period of mourning; therefore, the modern Danie ... Read »


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    • DASH diet

    • The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a dietary pattern promoted by the U.S.-based National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [part of the National Institutes of Health ("NIH"), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services] to prevent and control hypertension. The DASH diet ... Read »


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    • Demitarian

    • Demitarianism is the practice of making a conscious effort to reduce meat consumption largely for environmental reasons. The term was devised in October 2009 in Barsac, France at the combined workshop of Nitrogen in Europe (NinE) and Biodiversity in European Grasslands: Impacts of Nitrogen (BEGIN) where they developed ... Read »


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    • Detoxification (alternative medicine)

    • Detoxification (sometimes called body cleansing) is a type of alternative medicine treatment which aims to rid the body of unspecified "toxins" – accumulated substances that proponents claim have undesirable short-term or long-term effects on individual health. Activities commonly associated with detoxification ... Read »


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    • Diabetic diet

    • Diabetic diet refers to the diet that is recommended for people with diabetes mellitus or high blood glucose. There is much disagreement regarding what this diet should consist of. Since carbohydrate is the macronutrient that raises blood glucose levels most significantly, the greatest debate is regarding how low in ca ... Read »


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    • Diet and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

    • For some children, diet is suspected of playing a role in the multiple behavioral and cognitive symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Concerns have focused on food additives, blood sugar regulation, food allergies and intolerances, and vitamin, mineral and fatty acid deficiencies. Since the ... Read »


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    • Diet and obesity

    • Diet plays an important role in the genesis of obesity. Personal choices, advertising, social customs and cultural influences, as well as food availability and pricing all play a role in determining what and how much an individual eats. The dietary energy supply is the food available for human consumption, usually ... Read »


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    • Diet food

    • Diet food (or dietetic food) refers to any food or beverage whose recipe is altered to reduce fat, carbohydrates, and/or sugar in order to make it part of a weight loss program or diet. Such foods are usually intended to assist in weight loss or a change in body type, although bodybuilding supplements are designed to a ... Read »


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    • Diet for a New America

    • Diet for a New America is a 1987 bestselling book by John Robbins. The book discusses vegetarianism, the environmental impact of factory farming and animal rights. In 1991 KCET, the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, produced a film documentary based on the book called Diet for a New America: Your Health, Your Planet. The fil ... Read »


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    • Diet for a Small Planet

    • Diet for a Small Planet

      Diet for a Small Planet is a 1971 bestselling book by Frances Moore Lappé, the first major book to note the environmental impact of meat production as wasteful and a contributor to global food scarcity. She argued for environmental vegetarianism, which means choosing what is best for the earth and our bodies — ... Read »


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    • Dietary energy supply

    • The dietary energy supply is the food available for human consumption, usually expressed in kilocalories or kilojoules per person per day. It gives an overestimate of the total amount of food consumed as it reflects both food consumed and food wasted. It varies markedly between different regions and countries of the wo ... Read »


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    • Dietary management

    • Dietary management, also known as “foodservice management”, is the practice of providing nutritional options for individuals and groups with diet concerns through supervision of foodservices. Practitioners in dietary management, known as dietary managers, work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, restaura ... Read »


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    • Dukan Diet

    • The Dukan Diet is a diet plan originating in France. It is a protein-based diet designed by French doctor Pierre Dukan. Dr Dukan has been promoting his diet for over 30 years; it gained a wider audience after the 2000 publication of his book, The Dukan Diet, which has sold more than 7 million copies globally. The book ... Read »


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    • Duke Diet and Fitness Center

    • Established in 1969, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center is one of America's longest running treatment centers for individuals who struggle with excess weight, a sedentary lifestyle, and associated health problems. The center is designed for adults age 18 and up and dedicated to education about and exploration of major co ... Read »


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    • Eat This, Not That

    • Eat This, Not That!

      Eat This, Not That! (ETNT), is a print and digital franchise owned and operated by co-author David Zinczenko. The original book series was developed from a column from Men's Health magazine written by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding. It now also includes a website, quarterly magazine, videos, e-books and downloadable ... Read »


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    • Eatwell plate

    • The Eatwell Plate is a pictorial summary of the main food groups and their recommended proportions for a healthy diet. It is the method for illustrating dietary advice by the Department of Health, issued officially by the government of the United Kingdom. The Eatwell Plate was previously known as The Balance of Good H ... Read »


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    • Elemental diet

    • An elemental diet is a diet that proposes the ingestion, or in more severe cases use of a gastric feeding tube or intravenous feeding, of liquid nutrients in an easily assimilated form. It is usually composed of amino acids, fats, sugars, vitamins, and minerals. This diet, however, lacks whole or partial protein due to ... Read »


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    • Elimination diet

    • An elimination diet, also known as exclusion diet and oligoantigenic diet, is a method of identifying foods that an individual cannot consume without adverse effects. Adverse effects may be due to food allergy, food intolerance, other physiological mechanisms (such as metabolic or toxins), or a combination of these. El ... Read »


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    • Ethical omnivorism

    • Ethical omnivorism is a human diet involving the consumption of meat, eggs, dairy and produce that can be traced back to a farm that raises grass-fed, free range, antibiotic and hormone-free livestock, uses GMO-free feed, and grows pesticide-free produce and greens. Ocean fish consumption is limited to only, sustainabl ... Read »


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    • Ethicurean

    • An ethicurean is a person who attempts to combine ethical food consumption with an interest in epicureanism, eating ethically without depriving oneself of taste. The approach takes into account the effect of one's food production and on the environment, as well as the quality of life of animals involved in production ... Read »


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    • F-plan

    • The F-plan is a high fibre diet designed to induce healthy weight loss, created in the 1980s by British author Audrey Eyton, founder of Slimming Magazine, and based on the work of Denis Burkitt. The F-Plan diet book was in the top ten best selling books in America in April and May 1983. The diet works by restricting th ... Read »


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    • Fad diet

    • A fad diet or diet cult is a diet that makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages such as longer life without backing by solid science, and in many cases are characterized by highly restrictive or unusual food choices. Celebrity endorsements are frequently associated with fad diets, and the individuals wh ... Read »


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    • Fast Mimicking Diet

    • Valter D. Longo (born October 9, 1967) is an Italian-American biogerontologist and cell biologist known for his studies on the role of starvation and nutrient response genes on cellular protection aging and diseases and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes and mechanisms in many eukaryotes. He is ... Read »


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    • Fasting

    • Fasting is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast (dry fasting) is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a period of 24 hours, or a number of days. Water fasting allows drinking water but nothing els ... Read »


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    • Feingold diet

    • The Feingold diet is an elimination diet initially devised by Benjamin Feingold, MD. (1899–1982) following research in the 1970s which appeared to link food additives with hyperactivity; by eliminating these additives and various foods the diet was supposed to alleviate the condition. Popular in its day, the diet ... Read »


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    • FitDay

    • FitDay

      FitDay is an online diet journal or food diary. FitDay began as a personal computer software application written by two Boston programming entrepreneurs, Jim and Russ Determan (brothers), in 2002. Subsequently, they launched an internet version of the software on the domain FitDay.com. Internet Brands acquired Fit ... Read »


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    • FODMAP

    • FODMAPs are short chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. They include short chain oligo-saccharide polymers of fructose (fructans) and galactooligosaccharides (GOS, stachyose, raffinose), disaccharides (lactose), monosaccharides (fructose), and sugar alcohols (polyols), such as sorbitol, m ... Read »


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    • Food combining

    • Food combining (also known as trophology) is a term for a nutritional approach that advocates specific combinations of foods as central to good health and weight loss (such as not mixing carbohydrate-rich foods and protein-rich foods in the same meal). It was originally promoted by Herbert M. Shelton in his book Food ... Read »


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    • Freeganism

    • Freeganism is a practice and ideology of limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal consumption of resources, particularly through recovering wasted goods like food. The word "freegan" is a coinage derived from "free" and "vegan". While vegans might avoid buying animal products as an act of protest a ... Read »


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    • Fruit and vegetables for kids

    • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are failing to meet the recommended amount of the essential fruits and vegetables that they should eat daily (CDC, 2014). More specifically, The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (2010) explained that in 2007, 60% of children did not ... Read »


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    • Gluten-free diet

    • A gluten-free diet (GFD) is a diet that excludes gluten, a protein composite found in wheat, barley, rye, and all their species and hybrids (such as spelt,kamut, and triticale). The inclusion of oats in a gluten-free diet remains controversial. Avenin present in oats may also be toxic for coeliac people; its toxicity d ... Read »


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    • Gluten-free, casein-free diet

    • Gluten-free casein-free diet (GFCF diet), also known as gluten-free dairy-free diet (GFDF diet, is a diet that does not include the proteins gluten (found most often in wheat, barley, and rye), and casein (found most often in milk and dairy products). Despite an absence of scientific evidence, there have been advocate ... Read »


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    • Grapefruit diet

    • The grapefruit diet, also known as the Hollywood Diet is a short-term fad diet that has existed in the United States since at least the 1930s. The diet is based on the claim that grapefruit has a fat-burning enzyme or similar property. The variations of the grapefruit diet that are too low in calories (below 800-1000 c ... Read »


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    • The Hacker's Diet


    • Hara hachi bun me

    • Hara hachi bun me (腹八分目/はらはちぶんめ), (or hara hachi bu, and sometimes misspelled hari hachi bu), is a Confucian teaching that instructs people to eat until they are 80 percent full. Roughly, in English the Japanese phrase translates to, “Eat until you are eight p ... Read »


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    • Hay diet

    • The Hay Diet is a nutrition method developed by the New York physician William Howard Hay in the 1920s. It claims to work by separating food into three groups: alkaline, acidic, and neutral. (Hay's use of these terms does not completely conform to the scientific use, i.e., the pH of the foods.) Acid foods are not combi ... Read »


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    • Health Management Resources

    • Health Management Resources (HMR)

      HMR, formerly known as Health Management Resources, is a part of Merck & Co. that offers behavioral-based, lifestyle-focused weight management programs that combine a structured diet, physical activity, and lifestyle-change coaching. It was founded as a separate company in 1983, and has provided its programs to U.S. ho ... Read »


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    • Healthy and Halal Choice

    • Healthy and Halal Choice is a 2012 diet book written by Nazia Ali. The book asserts healthy lifestyles choices. It invites different faiths and ethnic groups to try various lifestyle choices and healthy recipes. The book was well received and made several world appearances including an international book fair in Fran ... Read »


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    • Healthy diet

    • A healthy diet is one that helps to maintain or improve overall health. A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, adequate essential amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and adequate calories. The requirements for a healthy diet can be met from a variety of plant ... Read »


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    • Healthy Lifestyles for High School Students

    • Highlights: Many people believe that a diet is simply a meal-plan someone starts when they want to lose weight. While this is true, your diet is not a scheduled meal-plan that you start and finish, nor is it something that lasts from the start of your journey to health until you achieve your goal. Your diet is lit ... Read »


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    • Herbal Magic

    • Herbal Magic

      Herbal Magic is a Canadian weight loss and nutrition company based in Toronto, Ontario. Operating through a network of approximately 150 weight loss and nutrition centres across Canada, Herbal Magic is Canada's largest commercial weight loss company. The program includes one-on-one personal coaching, natural health pro ... Read »


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    • High residue diet

    • A high residue diet is a diet high in dietary fiber, which aids in bowel movement. A high fiber diet appears to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease. Women should aim for at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber daily. Men should try for 30 to 38 grams daily. High fiber foods include whol ... Read »


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    • High-protein diet

    • A high-protein diet is often recommended by bodybuilders and nutritionists to help efforts to build muscle and lose fat. It should not be confused with low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins Diet, which are not food-energy–controlled and which often contain large amounts of fat. While adequate protein is requ ... Read »


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    • Ikaria Study

    • The Ikaria Study is a small-scale survey by the University of Athens School of Medicine of the diet and lifestyle of Greek people over age 80 on the island of Ikaria. The study found that the Ikarian diet includes olive oil, red wine, fish, coffee, herbal tea, honey, potatoes, garbanzo beans, black-eyed peas, lentils, ... Read »


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    • Indigenous Australian food groups

    • Indigenous Australian peoples traditionally classified food sources in a methodical way. Below are a few examples. In Central Australia, people used innovative means to obtain a balanced diet. The food categories, and their Arrernte names are: Tyape atnyematye (Witchetty grub) Some other category words from Arrernt ... Read »


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    • Inedia

    • Inedia (Latin for "fasting") or breatharianism /brɛθˈɛəriənɪzəm/ is the belief that it is possible for a person to live without consuming food. Breatharians claim that food, and in some cases water, are not necessary for survival, and that humans can be sustained solely by prana, the vital life ... Read »


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    • Intermittent fasting

    • Intermittent fasting (IF) is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. Intermittent fasting can be used along with calorie restriction for weight loss. One form of intermittent fasting, alternate day fasting (ADF), involves a 24-hour fast followed by a 24-hour non-f ... Read »


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    • International No Diet Day

    • International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style with a focus on health at any size and in raising awareness of the potential dangers of dieting and the unlikelihood of success; t ... Read »


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    • Inuit diet

    • Inuit consume a diet of foods that are fished, hunted, and gathered locally. According to Edmund Searles in his article "Food and the Making of Modern Inuit Identities," they consume this type of diet because a mostly meat diet is "effective in keeping the body warm, making the body strong, keeping the body fit, and e ... Read »


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    • Islamic dietary laws

    • Islamic jurisprudence specifies which foods are halāl (حَلَال "lawful") and which are harām (حَرَامْ "unlawful"). This is derived from commandments found in the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, as well as the Hadith and Sunnah, libraries cataloging things the Islamic prophet ... Read »


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    • Israeli Army diet

    • The Israeli Army diet was a fad diet that was popular in the 1970s. It was promoted as being based on the diet used by the Israel Defense Forces for new recruits but had no connection whatsoever with the Israeli Army. The diet lasted for eight days with the dieter only eating one type of food for two days each. If th ... Read »


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    • Ital

    • Ital, also spelled I-tal (/ˈaɪtɑːl/), is food often celebrated by those in the Rastafari movement. It is compulsory in the Nyabinghi mansion though not in the Twelve Tribes of Israel or Remi mansions. The word derives from the English word "vital", with the initial "v" removed. This is done to many words i ... Read »


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    • KE diet

    • KE diet also known as Feeding Tube Diet is a fad diet in which an individual feeds a proprietary mixture through a feeding tube for a specific number of days. The dieter does not eat anything while on the diet. It has also been called the "Feeding Tube" diet in the United States. The diet carries several serious medic ... Read »


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    • Ketogenic diet

    • Ketogenic diet

      The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which i ... Read »


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    • Kimkins

    • Kimkins is an online diet program created by Heidi Diaz under the pseudonym 'Kimmer' that became famous in 2007 in the magazine Woman's World. The program became embroiled in controversy when it was found that its founder was morbidly obese and had provided some false testimonials on her website. The diet was deve ... Read »


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    • Lacto vegetarianism

    • A lacto vegetarian (sometimes referred to as a lactarian; from the Latin root lact-, milk) diet is a diet that includes vegetables as well as dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, butter, ghee, cream, and kefir, but excludes eggs. The concept and practice of lacto-vegetarianism among a significant number of peop ... Read »


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    • Liquid diet

    • A liquid diet is a diet that mostly consists of liquids, or soft foods that melt at room temperature (such as gelatin and ice cream). A liquid diet usually helps provide sufficient hydration, helps maintain electrolyte balance, and is often prescribed for people when solid food diets are not recommended, such as for pe ... Read »


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    • List of countries by food energy intake

    • Food consumption refers to the amount of food available for human consumption as estimated by the FAO Food Balance Sheets. However the actual food consumption may be lower than the quantity shown as food availability depending on the magnitude of wastage and losses of food in the household, e.g. during , in preparation ... Read »


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    • Low carbon diet

    • A low-carbon diet refers to making lifestyle choices to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGe) resulting from consumption decisions. It is estimated that the U.S. food system is responsible for at least 20 percent of U.S. greenhouse gases. This estimate may be low, as it counts only direct sources of GHGe. Indirect ... Read »


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    • Low residue diet

    • A low residue diet is a diet designed to reduce the frequency and volume of stools while prolonging intestinal transit time. It is similar to a low-fiber diet, but typically includes restrictions on foods that increase bowel activity, such as milk, milk products, and prune juice. A low residue diet typically contains l ... Read »


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    • Low sodium diet

    • A low sodium diet is a diet that includes no more than 1,500 to 2,400 mg of sodium per day. The human minimum requirement for sodium in the diet is about 500 mg per day, which is typically less than one-sixth as much as many diets "seasoned to taste". For certain people with salt-sensitive blood pressure or dise ... Read »


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    • Low-carbohydrate diet

    • Low-carbohydrate diets or low-carb diets are dietary programs that restrict carbohydrate consumption, often for the treatment of obesity or diabetes. Foods high in easily digestible carbohydrates (e.g., sugar, bread, pasta) are limited or replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of fats and moderate protein ( ... Read »


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    • Low-fat diet

    • A low-fat diet is one that restricts fat and often saturated fat and cholesterol as well. Low-fat diets are intended to reduce diseases such as heart disease and obesity. Reducing fat in the diet can make it easier to cut calories. Fat provides nine calories per gram while carbohydrates and protein each provide four ca ... Read »


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    • Low-glycemic diet

    • A low-glycemic diet is one that selects foods on the basis of minimal alteration of circulating glucose levels. Glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) are measures of the effect on blood glucose level after a food containing carbohydrates is consumed. Glucose is one of the body's main sources of energy; it is the f ... Read »


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    • Low-protein diet

    • A low-protein diet is a diet in which people reduce their intake of protein. A low-protein diet is prescribed for those with inherited metabolic disorders, such as Phenylketonuria and Homocystinuria and reduced protein levels have been used by people with kidney or liver disease. Low protein consumption appears to alte ... Read »


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    • Low-sulfur diet

    • A low-sulfur diet is a diet with reduced sulfur content. Sulfur containing compounds may also be referred to as thiols or mercaptans. Important dietary sources of sulfur and sulfur containing compounds may be classified as essential mineral (e.g. elemental sulfur), essential amino acid (methionine) and semi-essential a ... Read »


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    • Macrobiotic diet

    • A macrobiotic diet (or macrobiotics), is a fad diet fixed on ideas about types of food drawn from Zen buddhism. The diet attempts to balance the supposed yin and yang elements of food and cookware. Major principles of macrobiotic diets are to reduce animal product, eat locally grown foods that are in season, and consum ... Read »


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    • Macronutrient preload

    • Macronutrient preload is a dieting technique in which a small amount of macronutrients are eaten at a fixed interval before a meal. Fibers in a preload stimulate a feeling of fullness in the stomach. The glucomannan fiber preload is approved for weight control by European Food Safety Authority The preload should also ... Read »


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    • Mana (drink)

    • Mana

      Mana is a powdered meal replacement drink. For preparation the powder is mixed with oil (stored separately in a small bottle). Mana describes itself as a complete alternative to food, and claims to provide the correct ratio of nutrients for the human body to sustain itself. The name references manna, the edible substan ... Read »


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    • Mayo Clinic Diet

    • The Mayo Clinic diet is a diet book first published in 1949 by the Mayo Clinic committee on dietetics as the Mayo Clinic diet manual. Prior to this, use of that term was generally connected to fad diets with no association to the clinic. The book is now published as The Mayo Clinic diet (ISBN ) with a companion logb ... Read »


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    • Meal replacement

    • A meal replacement is a drink, bar, soup, etc. intended as a substitute for a solid food meal, usually with controlled quantities of calories and nutrients. Some drinks are in the form of a health shake. Medically prescribed meal replacement drinks include the required vitamins and minerals.Bodybuilders sometimes use m ... Read »


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    • Med Mark

    • The Med Mark is a packaging symbol that helps consumers identify Mediterranean diet foods. The Med Mark is a postage-stamp-sized symbol, featuring an image of an amphora, the jug used 3,000 years ago by Mediterranean cultures to store and ship their foods and drinks. It directs consumers to a website that provides inf ... Read »


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    • Mediterranean diet

    • Mediterranean diet

      The Mediterranean diet is a modern nutritional recommendation originally inspired by the dietary patterns of Greece, Southern Italy, and Spain in the 1940s and 1950s. The principal aspects of this diet include proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, and vegetables, moderate to ... Read »


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    • Mediterranean Diet Foundation

    • The Mediterranean Diet Foundation (Fundación Dieta Mediterránea, F.D.M.) is a non-profit organization based in Barcelona that aims to promote the study, investigation and dissemination of the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Its mission is to promote investigation of the health, historical, cultural and g ... Read »


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    • Metabolic typing

    • Proponents of Metabolic typing believe that each person has a unique metabolism, and that the proportion of macromolecules (proteins, carbohydrates and fats) which are optimal for one person may not be for a second, and could even be detrimental to them. Metabolic typing uses common visible symptoms related to the ski ... Read »


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    • MIND diet

    • The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, or more commonly, the MIND diet, combines the portions of the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet that are most conducive to brain health. A major purpose of the MIND diet is to reduce the occurrence of Alzheimer's disease. Diet is one of many facto ... Read »


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    • Montignac diet

    • The Montignac diet is a weight-loss diet that was popular in the 1990s, mainly in Europe. It was invented by Frenchman Michel Montignac (1944–2010), an international executive for the pharmaceutical industry, who, like his father, was overweight in his youth. His method is aimed at people wishing to lose weight ef ... Read »


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    • Morning banana diet

    • The Morning Banana Diet is a weight loss diet. It was popular in Japan in 2008, causing shortages of bananas in food stores. Niigata University School of Medicine Professor Masahiko Okada described it to be a fad diet due to lack of nutrient balance. The diet plan allows consumption of unlimited bananas with room temp ... Read »


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    • Muesli belt malnutrition

    • Muesli belt malnutrition is a term coined by Professor Vincent Marks, author of the book Panic Nation, to describe the supposed phenomenon that parents feeding their children what is seen as an "extremely healthy" diet could be depriving their children of essential fats. A study carried out at Bristol University exami ... Read »


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    • Mushbooh

    • Mushbooh (Arabic: شبه‎‎) is a food designation in Islam. Literally meaning "doubtful" or "suspect," foods are labeled mushbooh when it is unclear whether they are Halal (consumption is permitted) or Haraam(haram) (consumption is prohibited). ... Read »


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    • Myprotein

    • Myprotein

      Myprotein is a British manufacturer of sports nutrition products based in Cheshire, United Kingdom. Its range of 2,500 products covers health supplements and foods ranging from protein powders and vitamins to dietary supplements, protein bars and snacks. The majority of products sold by Myprotein are manufactured in-ho ... Read »


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    • Negative-calorie food

    • A negative-calorie food is food that requires more food energy to be digested than the food provides. Its thermic effect or specific dynamic action—the caloric "cost" of digesting the food—would be greater than its food energy content. Despite its recurring popularity in dieting guides, there is no scientific ... Read »


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    • The New American Diet

    • The New American Diet

      The New American Diet (Rodale, 2009) is a diet book about the effects of "obesogens" on our bodies, and to propose a prescriptive diet plan to reverse what they call "The Obesogen Effect." Author Stephen Perrine (editor of Children's Health, editor-at-large of Men's Health, and former editor-in-chief of Best Life) and ... Read »


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    • NIA rhesus macaque calorie restriction study

    • The NIA rhesus macaque calorie restriction study was a study started in 1987 by the National Institute of Aging. It showed that calorie restriction did not extend years of life or reduce age-related deaths in rhesus monkeys. It did improve certain measures of health, however. These results were publicized as being dif ... Read »


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    • No-carbohydrate diet

    • A no-carbohydrate diet (no-carb diet, zero carb diet) excludes dietary consumption of all carbohydrates (including dietary fiber) and suggests fat as the main source of energy with sufficient protein. A no-carbohydrate diet may be ketogenic, which means it causes the body to go into a state of ketosis, converting dieta ... Read »


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    • Nutrient timing

    • Nutrient timing is a sports dieting concept that incorporates time as the missing dimension in superior muscular development. This concept represents a change over the previous school of thought that focused on protein loading without emphasizing the synchronicity between eating and exercising. Proper nutrient timing ... Read »


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    • Nutritional biodiversity

    • Nutritional biodiversity is a diet that focuses on the diversity of an organism's nutritional consumption or intake. Some believe this diversity directly relates to the overall health and vitality of the organism — human or animal. Although traditional diets emphasize a sufficient intake of fruit and vegetables, ... Read »


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    • Okinawa diet

    • The Okinawa diet describes a weight-loss diet based on the eating habits of the indigenous people of the Ryukyu Islands. People from the Ryukyu Islands (of which Okinawa is the largest) have a life expectancy among the highest in the world, although the male life expectancy rank among Japanese prefectures has plum ... Read »


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    • Organic food

    • Organic food is food produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. Standards vary worldwide, but organic farming in general features practices that strive to cycle resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organizations regulating organic products may restrict the use of ... Read »


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    • Orthopathy

    • Orthopathy (from the Greek ortho- right- + pathos suffering,) or Natural Hygiene (NH) is a set of alternative medical beliefs and practices originating from the Nature Cure movement. Proponents claim that fasting, dieting, and other lifestyle measures are all that is necessary to prevent and treat disease. Orthopathy ... Read »


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    • Overeaters Anonymous

    • Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a twelve-step program for people with problems related to food including, but not limited to, compulsive overeaters, those with binge eating disorder, bulimics and anorexics. Anyone with a problematic relationship with food is welcomed, as OA's Third Tradition states that the only requireme ... Read »


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    • Paleolithic diet

    • The Paleolithic diet (also called the paleo diet, caveman diet or stone-age diet) is based mainly on foods presumed to have been available to Paleolithic humans. Wide variability exists in the way the diet is interpreted. However, the diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, meat, and organ meats while ... Read »


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    • Pescetarianism

    • Pescetarianism /ˌpɛskəˈtɛəriənɪzm/ (also spelled pescatarianism) or pesco-vegetarianism is the practice of following a diet that includes fish or other seafood, but not the flesh of other animals. Most pescetarians maintain a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet with the addition of fish and shellfish. ... Read »


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    • Plant-based diet

    • A plant-based diet is a diet based on foods derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, legumes and fruits, but with few or no animal products. The use of the phrase has changed over time, and examples can be found of the phrase "plant-based diet" being used to refer to vegan diets, which contain no food f ... Read »


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    • Polymeal

    • The Polymeal is a diet-based approach to combatting heart disease, proposed in December 2004 by Oscar Franco, a Colombian public health scientist at the University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Franco and his colleagues suggest the "Polymeal" as a natural alternative to the "Polypill", a multi-drug-based st ... Read »


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    • Portfolio diet

    • Portfolio Diet is a therapeutic vegetarian diet created by Canadian researcher David Jenkins in 2003 to lower blood cholesterol. This diet emphasizes using a portfolio of foods or food components that have found to associate with cholesterol lowering to enhance this effect. Viscous fiber, soy protein, plant sterols, an ... Read »


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    • Preoperative fasting

    • Preoperative fasting is the practice of a patient abstaining from oral food and fluid intake for a time before an operation is performed. This is intended to prevent pulmonary aspiration of stomach contents during general anesthesia. The main reason for preoperative fasting is to prevent pulmonary aspiration of st ... Read »


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    • Pritikin Diet

    • The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise is a fad diet originally created by Nathan Pritikin. The 1979 book based on the diet became a best-seller and was entitled "The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise." The book based on the diet became a best-seller on the New York Times Bestseller list and was entitled ... Read »


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    • Protein-sparing modified fast

    • A protein-sparing modified fast (PSMF) is a very low calorie diet with some protein, fluids, and vitamin and mineral supplementation. The diet is to last about eight months. While people often lose weight they frequently regain it afterwards. PSMFs were first designed in the 1970s. Health concerns include dehydration ... Read »


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    • Ralstonism

    • Ralstonism was a minor social movement in 19th century USA. It claimed about 800,000 followers. Ralstonism was the brainchild of Webster Edgerly (1852–1926). In Edgerly's words, "Ralstonism is the grandest movement that man is capable of establishing". Ralstonism began as the Ralston Health Club, which published ... Read »


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    • Raw animal food diets

    • Foods included in raw animal food diets include any food that can be eaten raw, so including raw, unprocessed meats/organ-meats/raw eggs, raw dairy, and aged, raw animal foods such as century eggs, fermenting meat/fish/shellfish/dairy(such as kefir), as well as, to a lesser extent, nuts/sprouts/plants/fruits, but gener ... Read »


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    • Raw foodism

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      Raw foodism (or following a raw food diet) is the dietary practice of eating only uncooked, unprocessed foods. Depending on the philosophy, or type of lifestyle and results desired, raw food diets may include a selection of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, meat and dairy products. It may also include simpl ... Read »


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    • Lyn-Genet Recitas

    • Lyn-Genet Recitas

      Lyn-Genet Recitas, (born March 26, 1965), also known as Lyn-Genet, is an American nutritionist and author. ... Read »


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    • Reducetarian Foundation

    • Reducetarian Foundation

      The Reducetarian Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes a "reducetarian" diet, where participants reduce the amount of meat (as well as eggs and dairy) they consume in order to improve their health, protect the environment, and spare farmed animals from cruelty. Brian Kateman is the cofounder and presiden ... Read »


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    • Reformhaus

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      Reformhaus ("reform house") is a German retailer that specializes in groceries and personal care products according to the principles of the 19th-century Lebensreform movement, for example the products are vegetarian, often (but not necessarily) organic, and free of synthetic preservatives. In English-speaking countrie ... Read »


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    • Rhubarb diet

    • The rhubarb diet is a fad diet, originating in the Huangdi Neijing, which is gaining popularity in Western Europe. It entails substituting boiled rhubarb and dairy products (normally milk) for two meals daily. The laxative effect of rhubarb may aid weight loss. Advocates claim that rhubarb increases the effect of iron ... Read »


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    • Rice diet

    • The Rice Diet started as a radical treatment for malignant hypertension before the advent of antihypertensive drugs; the original diet included strict dietary restriction and hospitalization for monitoring. Some contemporary versions have been greatly relaxed, and have been described as fad diets. The Rice Diet Pr ... Read »


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    • Salt and cardiovascular disease

    • Salt consumption has been intensely studied for its role in human physiology and impact on human health. In particular, excessive dietary salt consumption over an extended period of time has been associated with hypertension and cardiovascular disease, in addition to other adverse health effects. Common edible salt is ... Read »


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    • Sattvic diet

    • Sattvic diet is a diet based on foods in Ayurveda and Yoga literature that contain sattva quality (guna). In this system of dietary classification, foods that harm the mind or body are considered Tamasic, while those that are neither positive or negative are considered Rajasic. Sattvic diet is meant to include food an ... Read »


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    • Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease controversy

    • Whether saturated fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease is a question with numerous controversial views. Although most in the mainstream heart-health, government, and medical communities hold that saturated fat is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, some hold contrary beliefs. Medical, scientific, hear ... Read »


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    • Scarsdale diet

    • The Scarsdale diet is a fad diet designed for weight loss created in the 1970s by Herman Tarnower, named for the town in New York where he practiced cardiology, described in the book The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet plus Dr. Tarnower's Lifetime Keep-Slim Program, which Tarnower wrote with an author of self-help book ... Read »


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    • Sego (diet drink)

    • Sego was a US meal replacement diet drink formally marketed by Pet, Inc. (at the time Pet Milk) as Sego Liquid Diet Food. Introduced in 1961 and selling for approximately US25¢ each, Sego sales registered US$22 million to the company's Milk Products Division by 1965. The name Sego derived from a Salt Lake City-base ... Read »


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    • Semi-vegetarianism

    • A semi-vegetarian or flexitarian diet is one that is plant-based, with occasional meat products. In 2003, the American Dialect Society voted flexitarian as the year's most useful word. Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from consuming meat. Along with the term flexitarian, which was listed in the mainstre ... Read »


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    • The Shangri-La Diet

    • The Shangri-La Diet: The No Hunger Eat Anything Weight Loss Plan

      The Shangri-La Diet is both the name of a book by the psychologist Seth Roberts, a professor at Tsinghua University and professor emeritus at UC Berkeley, and the name of the diet that the book advocates. The book discusses consuming 100–400 calories per day in a flavorless food such as extra light olive oil one h ... Read »


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    • Slow-Carb Diet

    • The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

      The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman (2010) is the second book by American writer Tim Ferriss. Ferriss's first book, and the one that made him well-known, was The 4-Hour Workweek. Two facts informed his choice for his new book's topic: Firstly, he felt he di ... Read »


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    • Soft diet

    • A mechanical soft diet or edentulous diet is a diet that involves only foods that are physically soft, with the goal of reducing or eliminating the need to chew the food. It is recommended for people who have difficulty chewing food, including people with some types of dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), the loss of man ... Read »


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    • Sonoma diet

    • The Sonoma Diet is a dietary system that was developed by Connie Guttersen, and is a derivation of the Mediterranean diet. The diet plan consists managing portion sizes and eating approved foods centered on 10 items known as the "power foods". According to the creator of the diet these foods were chosen for their nutr ... Read »


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    • South Beach Diet

    • The South Beach Diet is a popular fad diet developed by Arthur Agatston and promoted in a best-selling 2003 book. It emphasizes eating high-fiber, low-glycemic carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, and lean protein, and categorizes carbohydrates and fats as "good" or "bad". Like other fad diets, it may have elements which a ... Read »


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    • Specific carbohydrate diet

    • Specific carbohydrate diet (SCD) is a restrictive diet created by Sidney V. Haas (1870–1964) and later popularized by Elaine Gottschall, the mother of one of Haas's patients. The diet is claimed to treat inflammatory bowel disease and various other gastrointestinal and systemic diseases. However, scientific eviden ... Read »


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    • Sustainable diet

    • A sustainable diet is defined as one that promotes food sustainability and ecological well-being. Sustainable diets are eating patterns that look at the impact that food consumption has on planetary resources and health of humans and promote the needs of the environment, society, and the economy. This growing body of ... Read »


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    • Swank diet

    • The Swank Diet is a diet that is low in saturated fat, which was proposed in 1949 by Roy Laver Swank, MD, PhD (1909–2008), academic neurologist at the University of Oregon, for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The widespread claims made for the diet have not been substantiated by independent medical research. ... Read »


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    • Food and drink prohibitions

    • Some people abstain from consuming various foods and beverages in conformity with various religious, cultural, legal or other societal prohibitions. Many of these prohibitions constitute taboos. Many food taboos and other prohibitions forbid the meat of a particular animal, including mammals, rodents, reptiles, amphibi ... Read »


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    • Taoist diet

    • While there are many historical and modern schools of Taoism, with different teachings on the subject, it is safe to say that many Taoists regard their diet as extremely important to their physical, mental and spiritual health in one way or another, especially where the amount of qi in the food is concerned. Some ... Read »


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    • The Protein Works

    • The Protein Works

      The Protein Works is a British online retailer and manufacturer of sports nutrition brand, based in Cheshire, England. Selling a variety of products their portfolio ranges from sports nutrition and weight management to health and wellbeing. The Protein Works currently distributes to over 30 countries throughout Europe ... Read »


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    • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes

    • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, also known as the TLC Diet, is a dietary pattern recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, to control hypercholesterolemia. This pattern focuses on saturated fats and cholesterol, dietary options to enhance LDL cholesterol loweri ... Read »


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    • Tongue Patch Diet

    • Tongue Patch Diet (also known as The Weight Reduction Patch, Chugay Patch and Miracle Patch) is a diet that involves attaching a patch to the top of the tongue that makes eating painful in order to cause the person to avoid eating solid food. After being launched in 2009 by Nikolas Chugay, the diet was criticized by he ... Read »


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    • TOPS Club

    • TOPS Club, Inc.

      TOPS Club, Inc. is a non-profit charitable corporation based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, having members in chapters located worldwide, the majority of them in the United States and Canada. Its twofold objective is to sponsor research and foster support groups in human body weight control. Most members refer ... Read »


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    • Unclean animal

    • In some religions, an unclean animal is an animal whose consumption or handling is taboo. According to these religions, persons who handle such animals may need to ritually purify themselves to get rid of their uncleanliness. In Judaism, the concept of "unclean animals", or more accurately "impure animals", plays ... Read »


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    • Vegetarianism

    • Vegetarianism

      Vegetarianism /vɛdʒɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm/ is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, seafood, and the flesh of any other animal), and may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter. Vegetarianism may be adopted for various reasons. Many people ob ... Read »


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    • Very low calorie diet

    • Very low calorie diet (VLCD) is a diet with very or extremely low daily food energy consumption. It is defined as a diet of 800 kilocalories (3,300 kJ) per day or less. VLCDs are formulated, nutritionally complete, liquid meals containing 800 kilocalories or less per day. VLCDs also contain the recommended daily req ... Read »


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    • A Vindication of Natural Diet

    • A Vindication of Natural Diet is an 1813 essay by Percy Bysshe Shelley on vegetarianism and animal rights. It was first written as part of the notes to Queen Mab, which was privately printed in 1813. Later in the same year the essay was separately published as a pamphlet. Shelley wrote four essays on the subject o ... Read »


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    • Wellspring Academies

    • Wellspring Academies (formerly Academy of the Sierras) is a pair of therapeutic boarding schools for overweight and obese children, teens, and young adults, both operated by Wellspring, a division of Aspen Education Group. It is said to be the first weight loss boarding school in the United States. As of September 200 ... Read »


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    • Wellspring camps

    • Wellspring Camps are health and wellness camps for children, teens, young adults, and families. Located in California and Florida, Wellspring's scientifically based programs focus on changing behavior and eating patterns in order to create long-term healthy lifestyles for participants. One of the more high-profile ... Read »


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    • Werewolf diet

    • The werewolf diet, also known as the lunar diet and the moon diet, is a fad diet that centers upon users fasting according to the lunar phases. This has prompted people to nickname the diet plan the "werewolf diet" as a result. Celebrities that have endorsed the diet include Demi Moore and Madonna. The diet is typical ... Read »


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    • Western pattern diet

    • The Western pattern diet, also called Western dietary pattern, the Standard American Diet, or the meat-sweet diet, is a dietary pattern originally identified through principal components analysis or factor analysis to identify commonly associated foods in the diets of several independent cohorts in the United States. I ... Read »


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    • Whole food

    • Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible, before being consumed. Examples of whole foods include unpolished grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, and animal products, including meats and non-homogenized dairy products. The earliest use of the term in the post ... Read »


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    • Whole30

    • The Whole30 is a 30-day fad diet that emphasizes whole foods and during which participants eliminate sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy, and dairy from their diets. The Whole30 is similar to but more restrictive than the paleo diet, as adherents may not eat natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. Foods allowed ... Read »


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    • Paul Yeboah

    • Paul Yeboah

      Paul Yeboah, is an educator, farmer, permaculturist, community developer, and social entrepreneur. He is the founder and coordinator of the Ghana Permaculture Institute and Network in Techiman, Ghana, West Africa. It is located in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana. The purpose of the Institute is to build and maintain a ... Read »


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    • Yo-yo effect

    • Yo-yo dieting or yo-yo effect, also known as weight cycling, is a term coined by Kelly D. Brownell at Yale University, in reference to the cyclical loss and gain of weight, resembling the up-down motion of a yo-yo. In this process, the dieter is initially successful in the pursuit of weight loss but is unsuccessful in ... Read »


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    • Yuzu diet

    • Misharina's yuzu diet is a diet created by Russian dietitian Anastasia Misharina and based on consumption of yuzu citrus fruit. After graduation from the Pacific State Medical University, Anastasia Misharina went on to develop diets based on balanced, careful eating instead of stringent restrictions. Her dietary desig ... Read »


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    • Zone diet

    • The Zone diet is a high-fat, low carbohydrate fad diet devised by biochemist Barry Sears. It specifies the consumption of calories from carbohydrates and protein in a specified ratio, recommending eating five times a day to create a sense of satiety that discourages overeating. Like other low-carbohydrate diets, the th ... Read »


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