Originally Posted by Marniadec
I use the word diet to mean "eating at a caloric deficit". I don't know how else to say it. Weight loss journey sounds silly and lifestyle change means a lot more than losing weight to me so it doesn't seem quite right.
I've never thought of it that way, but now that you describe it, that's how I use the term "diet", too. No matter what the plan is, the overall plan usually includes a calorie deficit. Even plans that don't emphasize calorie counting, like low-carb, often have a group that follows it and still needs to count calories in order to lose weight. *raises hand*
The other way I might use "diet" is "food choices for losing weight".