This post was written in 2017. Since then one of the most recent posts that I have written are from 2018. If you have been following my blog or have read any of my other posts, you already know that I have been thinking about the history of the word “diet.” I have been thinking about how the word “diet” came to be used. I also think about the words “diet” and “dieting.
Before the first English dictionaries were published in the 1500s, the word diet was used to describe when a person needed to restrict their intake of certain substances or eat certain foods. The earliest reference to the word in print comes from the 1600s in the book The Good Housewife, where the author says that she “wanted to give up some of the fat in her diet, as it was too much for her health.
To be honest I think it’s more likely that the word diet came about because it was the only word that was a common medical term for what people did to stay healthy. But in the 1500s that word was used to refer to what people did to stay in shape, mainly by dieting. Then as the new dictionaries came out in the 1600s and 1700s, they would refer to a person who restricted their intake of certain foods as a dieter.
The word dieting can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when doctors and pharmacists began experimenting with the effects of certain foods on the human body. One of them was a French man whose name was L. E. Pierre, a physician who wanted to make sure that people not only ate properly, but ate as well as they could. He began making sure that people were eating enough of certain foods. To him, “diet” meant “insufficient food intake.
Although the word diet was used by many in the past, it didn’t become very popular until the late 1800s. By then, Americans had begun to take the same kind of restrictive diet that Pierre had been talking about. The word dieting was first used in the US around 1900 to refer to people who were restricting their diet to certain foods.
The diet that many Americans took back in the 1800s was very similar to the one that Pierre had been discussing. It involved eating foods that were limited in number, or that were limited in taste, and limited in what was consumed. It was very restrictive and did not allow most people to experience the fullness of life. For Pierre, eating foods that were not restricted, and had a high fat content, was the height of living.
The 1900s were a very, very interesting time. There were many people who were beginning to restrict their diet to certain foods, and in many ways this was a major step in a movement that was very similar to the one that Pierre was discussing. By restricting their diet in this way, they were moving away from the very good things of the 1800s.
The main difference between the two is that the “fruits and vegetables” were not just a diet, but became a way of life. Instead of eating a small amount of each food on a regular basis, people began to eat a huge amount of each food on a very high volume basis. In Pierre’s case, his diet changed from being very simple to very complicated.
In deuteronomic history, the idea of the “good food” was very similar to the idea of the “bad food” that Pierre was discussing. The bad food included not only things you couldn’t eat because they were poisonous, but also things which you couldn’t feel because they were bitter, sour, or had little to no nutritional value.
When you’re growing up, you tend to eat a lot of food that is good for you, but when you’re growing up, you tend to eat a lot of food that is bad for you.