Diet Quotations


(About ten years ago, I got serious about making some lifestyle changes that would help me lose weight and be healthier.  Quotations that make sense to me are always a source of encouragement.)


“I at last realized that eating was a spiritual function and that meat, bread and wine were the raw materials from which the mind is made.”  Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis


“’Tis not the eating nor ‘tis not the drinking that is to be blamed, but the excess.”  John Selden


“The principle danger of gluttony was thought to reside in its nature as a form of idolatry, the most literal sort of navel gazing, of worshiping the belly as a God.”  Francine Prose in Gluttony


“O, if a man knew how many miseries followed from excess and gluttony, He would be more moderate in his diet when he sits at the table.”  The Pardoner in the Canterbury Tales


Aristotle:  “Drink or food that is above or below a certain amount destroys the health, while that which is proportionate both produces and increases and preserves it… The man who indulges in every pleasure and abstains from none becomes self-indulgent, while the man who shuns every pleasure, as boors do, becomes in a way insensible.  Temperance and courage, then, are destroyed by excess and defect, and preserved by the mean.”


“Becoming more active is the nearest thing, in weight management, to a magic bullet.”  Volumetrics


“Since habits become power, make them work with you and not against you.” E. Stanley Jones


“We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us.”  F. W. Boreham 


“Do not worry, saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 6: 31-33


“It’s more than what we put in our mouths.  It’s what we put in our minds.” (Anonymous)


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