The Smartest Things Ever Said About Dieting

The Smartest Things Ever Said About Dieting

Inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining quotes about nutrition

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Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan

"Don't eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn't recognize as food. There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn't recognize as food (Go-Gurt? Breakfast-cereal bars? Nondairy creamer?); stay away from these."
—Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma

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Anonymous

Anonymous

"If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution."
—Anonymous

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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

"I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren't in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets."
—Dolly Parton

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Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverb

"He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician."
—Chinese proverb

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Larry Elder

Larry Elder

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."
—Larry Elder

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art."

—La Rochefoucauld

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition."

—Thomas Edison

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Julia Child

Julia Child

"Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet, but one of the most vital"

—Julia Child

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Karen Sessions

Karen Sessions

"Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well."
—Karen Sessions

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Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck

"I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet." —Erma Bombeck

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Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins

"Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible in your approach."
—Tony Robbins

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Alicia May Brock

Alicia May Brock

"We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are."
—Alice May Brock

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Julia Child

Julia Child

"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients."
—Julia Child

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