Quotes About Diet

Quotes tagged as "diet" (showing 31-60 of 253)
Chris Hedges
“Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.”
Chris Hedges

“Any food that requires enhancing by the use of chemical substances should in no way be considered a food.”
John H. Tobe

Michael Pollan
“That eating should be foremost about bodily health is a relatively new and, I think, destructive idea-destructive not just the pleasure of eating, which would be bad enough, but paradoxically of our health as well. Indeed, no people on earth worry more about the health consequences of their food choices than we Americans-and no people suffer from as many diet-related problems. We are becoming a nation of orthorexics: people with an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.”
Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

“The road to health is paved with good intestines!”
Sherry A. Rogers

Charles Portis
“I am ready. I have repented my sins and soon I will be in heaven with Christ my savior. Now I must die like a man.”
Charles Portis, True Grit

“What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.”
George Denison Prentice

Paul Brunton
“Appetite has really become an artificial and abnormal thing, having taken the place of true hunger, which alone is natural. The one is a sign of bondage but the other, of freedom.”
Paul Brunton, The Notebooks of Paul Brunton

Michael Pollan
“When we use these words and we talk about plants having a strategy to do this or wanting this or desiring this, we’re being metaphorical obviously. I mean, plants do not have consciousness. But, this is a fault of our own vocabulary. We don’t have a very good vocabulary to describe what others species do to us, because we think we’re the only species that really does anything.”
Michael Pollan

Charlaine Harris
“Kennedy's issue didn't seem to be that she had been in jail, but that she had put on weight in jail. The food had been crappy, she'd told me, and it has been high on the carbohydrate count.
"But I'm an emotional eater," she'd said, as if that were a terrible thing.
"And I was real emotional in jail.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead in the Family

Delia Smith
“My message is, as it alway has been, moderation: meat as a main course on three days a week, eggs on one, fish on one other and some form of vegetarian meal on the rest constitute a perfectly acceptable, interesting and varied diet.”
Delia Smith, One Is Fun!

Jeff Schweitzer
“Associated with this weight gain are increased risks
in adulthood for joint problems, angina, high blood pressure, heart
attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes and, ultimately, premature death.
Outside of the human costs, health experts estimate that treating
adult obesity-related ailments will cost the American economy
nearly $150 billion in 2009.”
Jeff Schweitzer, Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction

Becky Siame
“The slightest nudge can send a fruit pyramid collapsing into ruin. Perhaps this is why there is so little ancient architecture and art left in the world. Perhaps ancient fat people bumped into buildings and statues and made them fall. Perhaps this is the real reason Rome fell”
Becky Siame

Ryan E. Day
“I don't want to wake up dead tommorrow and realize I didn't even try.

Luck my ass! Luck is just another word for hard work and an open mind.”
Ryan E. Day

Masanobu Fukuoka
“Kenyataanya ilmu diet barat menciptakan masalah-masalah yang jauh lebih banyak daripada memecahkannya”
Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

John Grisham
“A sharp bolt of hunger hit Luther hard. His knees almost buckled, his poker face almost grimaced. For two weeks now his sense of smell had been much keener, no doubt a side effect of a strict diet. Maybe he got a whiff of Mabel's finest, he wasn't sure, but a craving came over him. Suddenly, he had to have something to eat. Suddenly, he wanted to snatch the bag from Kendall, rip open a package, and start gnawing on a fruitcake.”
John Grisham

Elle Meyer
“Break the rules and make up your own rules.”
Elle Meyer, Living the Thin Life: Creative Ways to Maintain Your Weight for Life

“[T]he salient question is whether the increasing awareness of [heart] disease beginning in the 1920s coincided with the budding of an epidemic or simply better technology for diagnosis.”
Gary Taubes, Good Calories, Bad Calories

Lou Schuler
“...if you use a standard called "biological value" to rate protein sources... soy finishes far below eggs, milk, fish, beef and chicken. The food with the highest biological value ever measured is whey protein...”
Lou Schuler, The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess

Larry McCleary
“Adult obesity and overweight statistics have increased by about 50 percent since the Dietary Goals were announced. [by the federal government, in 1977] That bears repeating: a 50 percent increase in obesity/overweight correlated with a 10 percent decrease in fat content in the diet.”
Larry McCleary, Feed Your Brain, Lose Your Belly: Experience Dynamic Weight Loss with the Brain-Belly Connection

Robin Phipps Woodall
“The hCG protocol would revolutionize our culture. Not only because of the mass reduction in obesity, but because when people are able to develop emotional strength and well-being without needing to eat, society would be healthier, happier, and more productive. Eating less, not because we have to, but because we want to.”
Robin Phipps Woodall, Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the Hcg Protocol

Kim Brittingham
“We survey lush landscapes with variations not dissimilar to a so-called "imperfect" female body with absolute pleasure -- say, an expanse of Irish countryside with grassy rolling hills. But is it really so much uglier when it's made of flesh instead of soil?”
Kim Brittingham, Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large

Gary L. Francione
“We should not be surprised that more and more people feel comfortable about consuming animal products. After all, they are being assured by the “experts” that suffering is being decreased and they can buy “happy” meat, “free-range” eggs, etc.. These products even come with labels approved of by animal organizations. The animal welfare movement is actually encouraging the “compassionate” consumption of animal products.

Animal welfare reforms do very little to increase the protection given to animal interests because of the economics involved: animals are property. They are things that have no intrinsic or moral value. This means that welfare standards, whether for animals used as foods, in experiments, or for any other purpose, will be low and linked to the level of welfare needed to exploit the animal in an economically efficient way for the particular purpose. Put simply, we generally protect animal interests only to the extent we get an economic benefit from doing so. The concept of “unnecessary” suffering is understood as that level of suffering that will frustrate the particular use. And that can be a great deal of suffering.

Killing Animals and Making Animals Suffer | Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach”
Gary L. Francione

Kenneth Schwarz
“Self-help isn't really self-help unless someone else is also helping you. We'd like to be that someone.”
Kenneth Schwarz

“The popular media and conventional wisdom, including the medical profession's traditional approach to nutrition, have created and continue to perpetuate this problem through inadequate, outdated dietary counseling. Attempts to universalize dietary therapies so that one-diet-fits-all influences the flawed claims against meats and fats, thereby encouraging overconsumption of grains. Government-sponsored guides to healthy eating, such as the USDA's food pyramid, which advocates six to eleven servings of grains daily for everyone, lag far behind current research and continue to preach dangerously old-fashioned ideas. Because the USDA's function is largely the promotion of agriculture and agricultural products, there is a clear conflict of interest inherent in any USDA claim of healthful benefits arising from any agricultural product. Popular beliefs and politically motivated promotion, not science, continue to dictate dietary recommendations, leading to debilitating and deadly diseases that are wholly or partly preventable.”
Ron Hoggan, Dangerous Grains: The Devastating Truth About Wheat and Gluten, and How to Restore Your Health

Jeff Schweitzer
“That we need help is easy to see every time we walk down the street.
The experts confirm what the obscured view in front of us tells us.
They estimate that 64% of adults in the United States are obese and
that this percentage is growing. Even our children are being affected,
as nearly every one in three American children under the age of 18
is overweight.”
Jeff Schweitzer, Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction

Thomm Quackenbush
“Roselyn lost her taste for bacon momentarily, which was as long as she was ever capable of losing it.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Danse Macabre (Night's Dream, #2)

“The Venus Factor weight loss system has nothing to do with silly exercise machines, cardio, restrictive or pre-packaged diets, or whatever weird berry pill the diet industry is talking about these days.”
John Barban, Venus Factor - 12 Week Fat Loss System for Women: Weight Loss

“The only thing that dairy is supposed to do is turn a 50 pound calf into a 300-pound cow in six months. (If those are your aspirations, knock yourself out!)”
Neal D. Barnard MD

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