Personally, I don't care for the term diet. It has a negative connotation to me, and seems to a temporary thing. The reason I selected the name for this blog, Healthy Every Day, and the same for twitter is because I try to live that each day. Am I successful each day? No, but I make the effort. I try to that on a daily basis. It is not a temporary change.
My eating habits have changed 360 degrees. Not just 90 degrees or 180 degrees for a short period of time. I'm in this for the long haul Therefore, I don't use the term diet. When someone asks me if I'm on a diet I tell them no. I tell them that I'm living a healthy lifestyle and that includes healthy eating.
Some folks don't get that, but that's okay. I'm doing this for me. And that's what is important.