110 Quotes About Diet

110 quotes about diet? I thought there were only like, three. Oh well, here we go!
Anyway, as you can imagine, a lot has been said over the years about dieting. Mostly by people who have never even tried it. But hey, at least they’re willing to share their strong opinions and baseless advice! So if you’re looking for a little motivation (or need some entertainment), read on for some hilarious and thought-provoking quotes about dieting. And don’t forget to share your favorites in the comments! 🙂

110 Quotes About Diet

1. I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. – Mae West

2. Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. – Jim Davis

3. My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. – Orson Welles

4. No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means. – Maimonides

5. Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise. – Linford Christie

6. And let’s be clear: It’s not enough just to limit ads for foods that aren’t healthy. It’s also going to be critical to increase marketing for foods that are healthy. – Michelle Obama
7. What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn’t much better than tedious disease. – Alexander Pope

8. The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth – something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food – just watch it, don’t eat it. – Edward Koch

9. Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you. – Joan Rivers

10. I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster. – Joe E. Lewis

11. There are six components of wellness: proper weight and diet, proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit, control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams. – Kenneth H. Cooper

12. Health food makes me sick. – Calvin Trillin

13. French fries. I love them. Some people are chocolate and sweets people. I love French fries. That and caviar. – Cameron Diaz

14. The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you’re off it. – Jackie Gleason

15. So, when it comes to eating healthy, it’s just doing the right thing. And it’s not something you have to do 365 days a year, but I think it’s something you have to do 25 days a month. Let’s put it that way. – Mike Ditka

16. Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut? – Jack LaLanne

17. If I like myself at this weight, then this is what I’m going to be. I don’t have an eating disorder. – Courteney Cox

18. A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses. – Lee Haney

19. I don’t eat junk foods and I don’t think junk thoughts. – Peace Pilgrim

20. Cereal eating is almost a marker for a healthy lifestyle. It sets you up for the day, so you don’t overeat. – Bruce Barton

21. In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. – Julia Child

22. Some people are willing to pay the price and it’s the same with staying healthy or eating healthy. There’s some discipline involved. There’s some sacrifices. – Mike Ditka

23. You see people who have been very heavy in their life who have taken that body, trimmed it down, firmed it up through discipline, exercise and being able to say no. Eating properly, that all comes into it. – Mike Ditka

24. I thought, you know the food and the diet thing is one way to start yourself onto a healthy lifestyle, but if you don’t move, if you don’t start exercising you’re gonna deteriorate. – Warren Cuccurullo

25. I followed the same diet for 20 years, eliminating starches, living on salads, lean meat, and small portions. – Gene Tierney

26. I don’t go long without eating. I never starve myself: I grab a healthy snack. – Vanessa Hudgens

27. I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. – John Mortimer

28. I don’t believe in dieting. – Joan Collins

29. Our society’s strong emphasis on dieting and self-image can sometimes lead to eating disorders. We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, most of them young women. – Tipper Gore

30. As I mentioned previously, the tools that allow for optimum health are diet and exercise. – Bill Toomey

31. High-quality food is better for your health. – Michael Pollan

32. If you’ve got a big gut and you start doing sit-ups, you are going to get bigger because you build up the muscle. You’ve got to get rid of that fat! How do you get rid of fat? By changing your diet. – Jack LaLanne

33. The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more. – Jack LaLanne

34. I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting. Those were my main ways of controlling my weight. – Carre Otis

35. I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out. – Naomi Campbell

36. I used to be hung up on my figure, but it’s a waste of time. I don’t believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next. – Sophie Ellis Bextor

37. Each of us should take personal responsibility for our diet, and our children’s diet, and the government’s role should be to make certain it provides the best information possible to help people stay healthy. – Jim Talent

38. The circuit training program along with a healthy clean diet is the way to excellent results. – Lee Haney

39. A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries. – Gro Harlem Brundtland

40. Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases. – Gro Harlem Brundtland

41. I’m lucky, I don’t like sweets, not even chocolate. – Eva Herzigova

42. People who shop in health food stores never look healthy. – Amy Sedaris

43. I started dieting. I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating and would put it on and then some. – Suzanne Somers

44. It seems every year, people make the resolution to exercise and lose weight and get in shape. – Ed Smith

45. I have been dairy free for several years, and I started because I felt it was going to reduce my allergies, which it did, and help me lose weight, which it did. – Fran Drescher

46. We can all put weight on or lose weight. – Keith Emerson

47. Feeding is a very important ritual for me. I don’t trust people who don’t like to eat. – Gina Gershon

48. My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more. – Lois Capps

49. I’m very girly. I love to talk about diets, exercise, kids, make-up. – Rachel Hunter

50. As for those grapefruit and buttermilk diets, I’ll take roast chicken and dumplings. – Hattie McDaniel

51. I highly recommend worrying. It is much more effective than dieting. – William Powell

52. It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet. – Jerry Brown

53. I don’t believe in depriving myself of any food or being imprisoned by a diet. – Joely Fisher

54. A boxer’s diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar. – Gene Tunney

55. I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks. – Totie Fields

56. I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet, but watch the consequences, and do not continue any course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort. – William Banting

57. Leave the table while you still feel you could eat a little more. – Helena Rubinstein

58. You can’t be fat and fast, too so lift, run, diet and work. – Hank Stram

59. I don’t believe in fad diets. – Jenny Craig

60. Dieting is murder on the road. Show me a man who travels and I’ll show you one who eats. – Bruce Froemming

61. A friend doesn’t go on a diet because you are fat. – Erma Bombeck

62. In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. – Winston Churchill

63. Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

64. Food is an important part of a balanced diet. – Fran Lebowitz

65. There were years when I was a beer and tequila guy, then I got real fat. And then I found that you could actually go on a diet and drink scotch. Then I got hooked on scotch, and if you get hooked on scotch, then everything else just tastes wrong. – Ron White

66. Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying… Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die. – Ivan Illich

67. I still indulge in a glass of wine or chocolate – treats are mandatory. Without deviating from the day-to-day healthy diet once in a while, it wouldn’t be sustainable for me, and that’s what I wanted: an approach to eating to last my entire life. – Alanis Morissette

68. I’ve just been growing right along. It’s painful, but it’s a great pain, and I like suffering for great results. It’s like going to the gym. It hurts really bad at first, but after a couple of months and after that diet, you’re looking so hot. – Mary J. Blige

69. If I go on a diet and work out, I’m always in a bad mood. I’d rather be a little heavier but nice. – Salma Hayek

70. Hate is a draining bottomless pit from whence nothing good or of any value can come. Try to eat a balanced diet. Guys only want one thing. – Christopher Meloni

71. It’s never been an issue for me – I don’t want to go on a diet, I don’t want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain’t got time for this, just be happy and don’t be stupid. If I’ve got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I’m not worried. – Adele

72. An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day. – Irv Kupcinet

73. And I believe that the best buy in public health today must be a combination of regular physical exercise and a healthy diet. – Julie Bishop

74. The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. – Jonathan Swift

75. Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating. – Bob Filner

76. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly. – Lady Gaga

77. For four to six months at a time, I would barely eat. I lived on a diet of Melba toast, carrots, and black coffee. – Alanis Morissette

78. The USDA is not our ally here. We have to take matters into our own hands, not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone – and that’s the hard part – but by improving our own. And that happens to be quite easy. Less meat, less junk, more plants. – Mark Bittman

79. The heart, like the stomach, wants a varied diet. – Gustave Flaubert

80. I’m only drinking white wine because I’m on a diet and I don’t eat. – Oliver Reed

81. I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed. – Karl Lagerfeld

82. I’m a wonderful disaster. So are you. We’re all a mess. We’re in this culture that says take this pill and you’ll be happy, go on this diet and you’ll be thinner, have your teeth whitened, people will love you more. – Emilio Estevez

83. Cutting meat out of your diet is the best thing you can do for animals and your own health. – Joan Jett

84. The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work. – David Suzuki

85. I need my food to keep my energy up, so I can’t really diet. – Sienna Miller

86. I absolutely relate to being alone in squalor, trying to come up with something adequate. I relate to that, and I’ve been known to crawl out of bed and drink out of a 2-liter bottle of Diet Coke. – Diablo Cody

87. Environmental concern is a little like dieting or paying off credit-card debt – an episodically terrific idea that burns brightly and then seems to fade when we realize there’s a reason we need to diet or pay down our debt. The reason is that it’s really, really hard, and too many of us in too many spheres of life choose the easy over the hard. – Jon Meacham

88. I put on fifteen pounds of muscle, so that was a lot of eating chicken and a high protein, low-carb diet. Also a lot of heavy lifting and a very different kind of training with an ex-navy SEAL guy who wanted to kill me every time I got with him. In a good way. – Josh Hutcherson

89. I don’t do the gym and I don’t diet. I’m vegetarian but I don’t diet. – Pamela Anderson

90. Weight Watchers is not intimidating. It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle. – Jessica Simpson

91. The one thing I like about ‘Playboy’ is they don’t have the anorexic look. The women are voluptuous. So I didn’t really want to diet. I just wanted to tone up. – Jenny McCarthy

92. In the 1970s we got nouvelle cuisine, in which a lot of the old rules were kicked over. And then we had cuisine minceur, which people mixed up with nouvelle cuisine but was actually fancy diet cooking. – Julia Child

93. You don’t want to make a steady diet of just lettuce. You don’t want to make a steady diet of fried chicken. – Paula Deen

94. I’m terrible with my workout regime and following it strictly. I’m terrible with a healthy diet and following it strictly. I’m terrible on the weekends about getting up at reasonable hours and all of those things. But, when it comes to my work and the discipline it takes to get to work on time – I hate unprofessionalism. – Katherine Heigl

95. We always think of a diet with a big groan. But I think diets are fun. I think it is an American pastime for a lot of women. – Mindy Kaling

96. Frankly, I don’t trust any diet that doesn’t allow sugar. – Bethenny Frankel

97. I don’t care how pumped up or psyched you are to start a new diet or a new program – that emotion will fade. – Phil McGraw

98. It’s my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I’ve given myself the best start possible by radically overhauling my diet and by staying true to my motto, which is: Don’t worry, be happy, feel good. The first thing I did when I was diagnosed was to turn vegan. – Larry Hagman

99. For so many years, I felt so insecure, so inferior, and I still have those moments, but I have a newfound confidence since I got in shape and changed my diet. – Marc Jacobs

100. My interesting diet tips are eat early and don’t nosh between meals. I mean, I can pack it away. – Carol Burnett

101. I try not to be but I’m super-neurotic about diet. I’m neurotic about trying not to be neurotic! I’m like every other girl. I have to try really hard my whole life to try to be fit. And I’m super-vain. And I want to wear cute clothes. – Gwen Stefani

102. A balanced diet may be the best medicine. I was eating too much good eats. But people consider that part of your job, you know? Eat. And I do! – Alton Brown

103. I saw many people who had advanced heart disease and I was so frustrated because I knew if they just knew how to do the right thing, simple lifestyle and diet steps, that the entire trajectory of their life and health would have been different. – Mehmet Oz

104. There’s no quick or magical way to lose weight. You just have to do it the natural way – diet and exercise and stick to it – and be able to do it at your own pace. – Jordin Sparks

105. I am fussy, about my diet and straining my voice. I know, sounds a bit over the top. But I’m not as bad as I used to be. These days I don’t drink alcohol for five days before a show – very dehydrating for the vocal cords, and all that acid reflux. I used to ban it for a fortnight. Nightmare. – Katherine Jenkins

106. I do follow a version of the Dukan diet, but I don’t follow it to the extreme so a lot of fish and vegetables. If I want chocolate I’ll let myself have a bit of chocolate in moderation. – Katherine Jenkins

107. Right now I’d love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest… Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt. – Cat Cora

108. I always had to diet. I’m diabetic, so it’s a lifestyle for me anyway just to stay healthy and not end up in the hospital. – Halle Berry

109. My nutritionist has done a great job in changing my diet after we established I am allergic to things like gluten – I can’t eat pizza, pasta and bread. I have lost some weight, but my movement is sharper and I feel great. – Novak Djokovic

110. I pay attention to my diet to be a healthier gymnast, but I’m not obsessive over it. – Shawn Johnson

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