QUOTES about HEALTH and DIET

I have tried the theoretical diet; the as soon as diet; but somehow I have not lost any weight. Sandra Kenneth

I no longer fit into my jeans, and I expect you know what that means; I'll go on a diet, grill my bacon not fry it; until I’m the size of my dreams. Helen Kama

No time for your health today, no health for your time tomorrow. Proverb

I fished in small boats around the prison property, 30 yards offshore, as a kid for years.  … I grew up smelling the richness of low tide, kelp and sand drying in the sun.  … The sea feeds you, gives you a good love.  … It’s a real and healthy way to live, but sometimes its power is beyond the control of humans.  …  It can freeze you, drown you, or smash you to pulp on its rocks.  Flesh and bone or reinforced steel hull, it does not differentiate; it just takes. Source: Letters from Prison by Shawn Thompson.

The healthy person experiences a healthy world. Proverb

Being over-studious, we impair our health and spoil our humor. Montaigne

Health is altered and corrupted by their frequent prescriptions. Montaigne

Now, good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both. Shakespeare

Wife: “If you're going to the cafeteria, please bring me back a treat, a surprise. That way if I gain a pound it will be your fault.” Husband: “No. Instead you tell me what you would like for your lunch, and I'll bring it back for you.” Unknown

A moment on your lips a lifetime on your hips. Unknown

There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry. Mark Twain

Chronic disease, like a troublesome relative, is something you can learn to manage but never quite escape. Mary Tyler Moore

That which is necessary for the health of one individual is the cause of disease in another. Nietzsche

I knew I must begin a healthy diet when my four year old son said “ mommy why do you have two bottoms” Anon

When a person goes on a diet, the first thing he loses is his temper. Jane Moor 

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

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better. Samuel Butler

Man does not live by soap alone, and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it; or better still, feel a healthy indifference to it. G. K. Chesterton 

Actress Pauline Quirke’s rigorous, successful dieting has inspired and motivated many. In addition, it has also enhanced the esteem and respect of those closest to her. Thus, in a 2011 Mother’s Day letter, Ms. Quirke’s 16-year-old son wrote: “I'm so happy to see you losing weight, because you are now a happier person, and that makes me happy. I honestly hope that when I grow up, I will make you as proud of me as I am of you-if that’s possible. ... Every time I see you on TV it makes me grateful to have such a great teacher in you, but also a great friend.” Quote source: Where have I Gone? by Pauline Quirke

If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labor for a thing that will be useless in our hands. John Locke

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want. Hubbard

If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick. Goethe

How sickness enlarges the dimension of a man's self to himself. Charles Lamb

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies. Leo Tolstoy

"Mens sana mens corpora" - a healthy mind is a healthy body.

Sleep, riches, and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted. Jean Paul Richter

Certain old men prefer to rise at dawn, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it. Ambrose Bierce

It’s simple; if you eat fat you get fat. Marlon Brando

In her memoir, actress Sue Johnston recounts the beginnings of her bulimia: I had some notion in my head about the fact that the Romans had vomitoriums, where they would purge themselves after gorging on food.  The Romans were a civilized bunch, I reasoned, so surely they knew what they were doing. ... It was all so tied up with my emotion and the depths of my subconscious that I wasn't sure what I was really dealing with. Source: Things I couldn't tell my mother by Sue Johnston

A flat belly diet is about food and attitude, period not a single crunch required. Liz Vaccariello

In her memoir, actress Diane Keaton recounts on dieting, a pivotal benefit of her psycho-analysis:
“After another year of throwing up, intermittent joblessness and learning how to talk to the ceiling with my back on a couch, I finally blurted out, “I stick my finger down my throat three times a day and throw up. I've been throwing up for years. I’m bulimic, OK? I have no intention of stopping ever. Why would I? I don't want to; get it? “I’m not stopping-that’s it. End of discussion. And nothing you say will ever convince me to change.”  Somehow, six months later, Ms. Keaton overcame her urge to gorge and then force herself to vomit. One morning, after opening her freezer, she refrained from eating one of her favorite kinds of ice cream. She explains, “I don't know why. I know one thing though. …It was the talking cure, that gave me a way out of addiction.”  Quote sourced from: Then Again by Diane Keaton

A healthy ear can stand hearing sick words. Proverb

Sickness is poor-spirited, and cannot serve anyone; it must husband its resources to live. But health or fullness answers its own ends, and has to spare, runs over, and inundates the neighborhoods and creeks of other men's necessities. Emerson

We forget ourselves and our destinies in health, and the chief use of temporary sickness is to remind us of these concerns. Emerson

Eat drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet. Anon

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. Mark Twain

Be careful of reading health books, you might die of a misprint. Mark Twain

Dieting is not a piece of cake. Anon

Novelist David Nobbs writes of his Cambridge tutor, John Crook: “He was quite short, solidly-built, with a slightly baggy face under very black hair. … One afternoon he gave a few of us a delightful tea of crumpets and cakes, of which he participated fully. Then he sighed, told us he was on a diet, got out his slimming foods and ate those too.” Source: I Didn't Get Where I Am Today by David Nobbs.

"I have two doctors! My right leg and my left leg" 

Exercise guru Jack Lalanne was once asked during a television interview whether he sometimes did not wish to undertake his daily regime. He answered, “I never feel like it, but afterwards I look in the mirror and tell myself you did it again”. In his seventies Lalanne said at his most recent medical check-up he was told his body was as fit as that of a man of twenty nine.

None of us are big-boned or just built that way: the simple truth is that we eat and drink too much of the wrong things and don't do enough exercise. I don't plan on being on a diet for the rest of my life. I don't plan on denying myself the pleasures in life. I plan on, for once, being honest with myself when I look in the mirror and changing my life for the better forever. Today’s the day I stop making excuses.
From the book, Fat Bloke Slims by Bruce Byron

Food can be every bit as addictive and dangerous to health as alcohol. When her weight escalated to the point of becoming hazardous, a wake-up call came when her brother warned her she was eating herself into an early grave. Quoted by Opera singer Beverly Sills

A young woman said she based her need to lose weight when a friend presented her on her nineteenth birthday with a tee-shirt which read “good year blimp” though at the time she cried she was later extremely grateful. Quoted in: Inspired to diet by Grace Jones 

We rarely repent of having eaten too little. Thomas Jefferson

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously. George Gissing 

It is only by labor that thought can be made healthy, and only by thought that labor can be made happy, and the two cannot be separated with impunity. John Ruskin 

The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted. John Keats

Diseases crucify the soul of man, attenuate our bodies, dry them, wither them, shrivel them up like old apples, make them so many anatomies. Robert Burton

One should eat to live, not live to eat. Anon 

The multitude of the sick shall not make us deny the existence of health. Emerson

People seem to think there is something inherently noble and virtuous in the desire to go for a walk. Max Beerbohm

Eating a healthy diet is claimed by some to be pointless, because their genes are the cause of their obesity. If that be, then do us all a visual favor and don't wear them. Mr Slim

Doing good to others is not a duty; it is a joy, for it increases your own health and happiness. Marcia Simon 

A broken hand works, but not a broken heart. Proverb

We are under-exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living. John F. Kennedy

Who is healthy and free is rich. Proverb

When people have made use of the melodies which fill the soul with orgiastic feeling they are brought back to a normal condition as if they had been medically treated. Aristotle

The best part of health is a fine disposition. Emerson

Anecdote: In her memoir, Ernest Hemingway’s sister recounts that, one afternoon, their father came home to say, after receiving medical test results, he had been diagnosed with adult diabetes. A hearty eater, he said he would have one more sumptuous meal before beginning his restricted regimen on the following day. His wife disagreed, suggesting that his new diet begin that evening. Thus, she prepared a dinner which while appealing, conformed to her husband’s needs, followed from that day forward. Quote from: At the Hemingway's by M. Hemingway Sanford.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.  Redd Foxx

A renowned actress describes her struggle with bulimia: It was breakfast with a dozen buttered corn muffins dipped in chock-full-of-nuts coffee, plus 3 orders of fried eggs over bacon, and a side dish of pancakes topped off with 3 glasses of chocolate milk. It was lunch to go, including 3 buttered steaks with charbroiled fat on the side, 5 baked potatoes with sour cream and chives, a black and white malted with hot apple pie and 2 chocolate sundaes-with extra nuts.
Dinner began with a bucket of KFC, several orders of French fries with blue cheese and cat-sup, and a couple of TV dinners. For dessert it was chocolate-covered almonds with a quart of 7-up. A pound of peanut brittle, M&Ms washed down with mango juice, 1 pound cake and 3 banana cream pies. I learned to throw up so fast there was no effect. Quote from: Then Again by Diane Keaton

What we think and feel and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and our viscera. Aldous Huxley

Actress Pauline Quirke recounts the humiliation of being forced, yet again, to request an extension seat-belt on a plane: I saw the stewardess walking towards me: that really, really long walk all the way to row 37, brandishing aloft the fluorescent orange belt and checking row by row and seat by seat for a woman with a baby without a seat-belt  When she finally spotted me-not a toddler in sight-I saw pity in her eyes, and I wanted to die. Source: Where have I Gone? by Pauline Quirke  

DEFINITION and MEANING
Health and diet center upon the in-take, in solid and liquid form, of the means of subsistence. For the most part, even the thinnest among us when young, eventually reach a point where they must weigh our choices in terms of their caloric content and balanced diet. Still, it is doable to enjoy a nutritional while fulfilling meal plan-with the occasional gourmet meal to binge on and anticipate.