dieting

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dieting

 [di´et-ing]
the following of a restricted diet.
yo-yo dieting dieting that causes a cycle of weight loss and weight gain, often producing long-term negative health consequences.

dieting

any type of eating plan that aims at reducing body mass and body fat, and requires one to eat and drink sparingly or according to prescribed rules. Weight or fat reduction in athletes is generally motivated by a desire either to achieve a predesignated weight in order to compete in a specific weight class or category (e.g. horse racing, boxing) or to optimize performance by improving power to weight ratio (e.g jumping events, distance running).