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What to call a diet that is just based on reduced calories?

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  • nvmomketo
    nvmomketo Posts: 12,020 Member
    LOL
  • senecarr
    senecarr Posts: 5,377 Member
    I'm just a NARCICOist - No Acronym, Really, Calories In, Calories Out

    I still like cicophant, no acronym, just pun.
  • tomteboda
    tomteboda Posts: 2,171 Member
    When someone asks how I did it I say "Nothing special, I ate what I've always eaten only less". Then I wink and add "I will probably always have to watch what I eat because food tastes so good."
  • yarwell
    yarwell Posts: 10,479 Member
    Calorie Restriction?

    "Counting" isn't adequate as you could count 1200 or 4200 cals.
  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,891 Member
    yarwell wrote: »
    Calorie Restriction?

    "Counting" isn't adequate as you could count 1200 or 4200 cals.

    All diets work by restricting calories. And the computer does the counting. I vote for calorie control.
  • Panda_brat
    Panda_brat Posts: 291 Member
    Call it eating normally
  • yarwell
    yarwell Posts: 10,479 Member
    yarwell wrote: »
    Calorie Restriction?

    "Counting" isn't adequate as you could count 1200 or 4200 cals.

    All diets work by restricting calories. And the computer does the counting. I vote for calorie control.

    Control does not imply restriction. You can have controlled overfeeding or a hypocaloric diet that is tightly controlled.
  • kommodevaran
    kommodevaran Posts: 17,891 Member
    yarwell wrote: »
    yarwell wrote: »
    Calorie Restriction?

    "Counting" isn't adequate as you could count 1200 or 4200 cals.

    All diets work by restricting calories. And the computer does the counting. I vote for calorie control.

    Control does not imply restriction. You can have controlled overfeeding or a hypocaloric diet that is tightly controlled.

    That is true. And you can restrict without depriving yourself.

    This ain't easy :/
  • ndj1979
    ndj1979 Posts: 29,148 Member
    it is called eating less..

    end thread/
  • goldthistime
    goldthistime Posts: 3,225 Member
    Just saw an amusing name for counting calories: "arithmetic dieting"

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9553012&fileId=S1368980014002559
  • nvmomketo
    nvmomketo Posts: 12,020 Member
    LOL I like it. Interesting abstract too.
  • mommarnurse
    mommarnurse Posts: 515 Member
    I hate that there are so many "diets" with "names". When your diet causes you to lose weight, no matter what you call it, it's because of a calorie deficit. So I just call it all a calorie deficit.
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
    Oh, that seems to be the point even without a name, or what's all this about the "SAD Diet" and the like.
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,056 Member
    If I'm eating less than my maintenance calories, then I'm on a "diet".
  • lemurcat12
    lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886 Member
    Yep. I don't mind the term diet.
  • yarwell
    yarwell Posts: 10,479 Member
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Yep. I don't mind the term diet.

    problem is it just means "what you eat".
  • amusedmonkey
    amusedmonkey Posts: 10,331 Member
    yarwell wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Yep. I don't mind the term diet.

    problem is it just means "what you eat".

    That's a usage issue. Diet has multiple usages which can be understood from context. I don't mind the term diet either.
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,144 Member
    yarwell wrote: »
    lemurcat12 wrote: »
    Yep. I don't mind the term diet.

    problem is it just means "what you eat".

    I don't mind the verb form of diet either - "I'm on a diet".

    Doesn't have negative connotations to me.
  • EvgeniZyntx
    EvgeniZyntx Posts: 24,373 Member
    CARPE DIEM

    Calorie Assumption Regarding Protein & Energie Diet Including Exercise Metabolism