Thanks to the many weight-loss plans out there, the word diet tends to be used to describe foods low in calories or plans that help you lose weight. Even so, there is another meaning of this word. Diet also refers to the food and drinks a person eats daily. Diet is more than meal plans. It’s about the connection to eating and nourishing the body. It involves your relationship with food, body image, family, nature, and our food communities. These factors are important when we talk about food and type 2 diabetes.