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The Smartest Things Ever Said About Dieting

Michael Pollan

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

Dolly Parton

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"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

Chinese Proverb

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

Larry Elder

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

La Rochefoucauld

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

—La Rochefoucauld

Thomas Edison

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"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

Julia Child

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

—Julia Child

Karen Sessions

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

Erma Bombeck

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"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

Tony Robbins

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

Alicia May Brock

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"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

Julia Child

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


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