A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 27, 2013
Did I Eat That ("diet” backronym)

"Did I Eat That” is a jocular backronym (back acronym) that is sometimes given for the word “diet.” The backronym was popularized in the book title D.I.E.T.: Did I Eat That : The Finding of Myself the Lossing of 135 Pounds (1995) by Judy Minnis Cowart.


Wiktionary: diet
Etymology
From Old French diete, from Medieval Latin dieta “daily allowance, regulation, daily order”, from Ancient Greek δίαιτα (diaita).
Noun
diet(plural diets)
​1. The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.
2. (countable) A controlled regimen of food and drink, as to gain or lose weight or otherwise influence health.
3. By extension, any habitual intake or consumption.

Google Books
Bibliographic information
Title D.I.E.T.: Did I Eat That : The Finding of Myself the Lossing of 135 Pounds
Author Judy Minnis Cowart
Publisher C C Production, 1995
ISBN 0964407302, 9780964407305
Length 150 pages

Twitter
Kathleen Holmlund
‏@KatHolmlund
DIET = “Did I Eat That?”: Apple and Nectarine Crisp, http://bit.ly/4DjvZh
6:57 PM - 9 Sep 09

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Andy Allcock
‏@AAKings
Is diet an acronym for Did I Eat THAT?
1:27 PM - 17 May 10

Facebook
DIET stands for Did I Eat That
(Joined Facebook on May 3, 2011.—ed.)

Fox Valley (IL) magazine
D.I.E.T - Did I Eat THAT?
By Poliquin™ Editorial Staff 12/15/2012 10:04:00
Eliminate ALL processed foods from your diet in favor of whole foods for better body composition and well being. Eating whole foods is one of the easiest and most effective ways of shedding fat and getting the physique you desire.

SmartHealthSopcom Forum
slap2dgroove
04-09-2013 10:44 PM
Did I Eat That? D.I.E.T.
People are doing the best they can to stay fit. As much as possible we all want to remain slim and have firm bodies. We take a lot supplements, diet pills, exercise plans just for us to maintain if not gain the type of body that we desire or dream of. We may not be able to determine which of the things that we have been doing are “nutrition myths”.

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