diet, waianae

diet, waianae (wīˈ··nīˑ dīˑ·t),

n a dietary regimen that recommends low fat and protein and high carbohydrate intake. Adherents are recommended to consume foods that are traditional to the Hawaiian culture, such as seaweed, fish, fruit, bread, and yams. Food is served either steamed or raw. Terry Shintani developed the system as a reaction to the increased rate of chronic medical conditions occurring among Westernized native Hawaiians.