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sum of food consumed by an organism

Diet is defined as the usual food and drink of a person or animal. It can also mean a regulated selection of foods, as for medical reasons or cosmetic weight loss.


  • Der Mensch ist, was er isst.
    • A man is what he eats.
    • Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872), Blätter für literarische Unterhaltung, 12th November 1850.
  • Men are so imprudent that they take up a diet which, though it tastes sweet, is poisonous.
    • Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

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