on a diet


: eating less food or only particular kinds of food in order to lose weight

Examples of on a diet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite what most coming-of-age movies might say, college isn’t always just about debating the afterlife while fueling yourself on a diet of cheap beer and late night pizza (or Ramen, depending on the day). Chloe Berger, Fortune, 3 May 2024 Millennials were raised on a diet of toxic, patriarchal relationships on film and TV, where male characters spend the majority of their time treating female characters horrendously, and then redeeming themselves in the final 20 minutes with one grand gesture. Lorena O’Neil, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2024 But Gardner will be the first to say that there are many important nuances — such as the calorie deficit needed to lose a pound only grows as time on a diet progresses. Andrea Kane, CNN, 6 Apr. 2024 Nutritionists put him on a diet that included healthy, nutritious eating. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 And if your New Year’s resolution is to go on a diet? Liam Hess, Vogue, 30 Dec. 2023 In addition, long naps reduce the body's ability to lose fat on a diet, Garaulet has shown. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 10 Nov. 2023 Read More: 1,700-Year-Old Monkey Remains Give Insight to Ancient Cultures What Do Spider Monkeys Eat? Fueling their active lifestyle, spider monkeys rely on a diet of sugary, high-energy fruits. Anna Nordseth, Discover Magazine, 15 Aug. 2023 Hoping to stave off inflationary pressures on a diet staple, the Indian government earlier this month imposed export bans on non-Basmati white rice varieties, prompting hoarding in some parts of the world. Bobby Caina Calvan, Fortune, 29 July 2023

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“On a diet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20diet. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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