New words – 5 November 2018

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mono meal noun [C]
UK /ˈmɒn.əʊ.mɪəl/ US /ˈmɑː.noʊ.mɪəl/
a meal made up of only one food item (usually a type of fruit or vegetable), thought by some people to have health benefits

To count as a true mono meal, it also means that one isn’t drinking anything during the meal. For instance, if you decide to have a bowl of mangoes alone that would be a mono meal: most people have had a mono meal when consuming things like fruits or bread without any spread on top.
[www.tapmagonline.com, 7 January 2017]

nutrichondriac noun [C]
UK /ˌnjuː.tri.ˈkɒn.dri.æk/ US /ˌnuː.tri.ˈkɑːn.dri.æk/
someone who is constantly worried about being allergic to or intolerant of certain foods, usually with no good reason

Are 21st-century bodies no longer able to handle ingredients we’ve eaten for millennia, or has the vogue for ditching dairy and other “triggering” foodstuffs turned us into a nation of nutrichondriacs?
[Sunday Telegraph, 3 June 2018]

Cinderella diet noun [U]
UK /ˌsɪn.dᵊrˈel.ə.ˈdaɪ.ət/ US /ˌsɪn.dəˈrel.ə.ˈdaɪ.ət/
an eating plan in which someone reduces their food intake so much that their body shape looks like that of the cartoon character Cinderella

The Cinderella diet aims for a body mass index of 18, which is classified as medically underweight on the BMI scale … “The Cinderella diet is incredibly scary and dangerous. This is a terrifying trend,” [said] Sydney-based dietitian Lyndi Cohen.
[Daily Mail, 26 February 2018]

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10 thoughts on “New words – 5 November 2018

  1. Mikuláš Kňazovický

    it really would be cool to be able to read such words/idioms on daily basis.. it kinda intensifies the feeling of being connected to the modern outside world!

    1. IworshiptheLord

      Yeah, I completely agree : Cinderella diet is such a catastrophic name for a thing so dangerous…
      It isn’t good, because like everybody knows Cinderella, it feels us like doing this diet ; principally for children, who often take her like a model.
      What a such good model !… 😦

      But I am found of the word “mono meal”, it’s a new one for me ! ^___^
      And I knew “hypochondriac”, but not “nutricondriac” lol ! 😛

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