Quotes About Dieting

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Julia Child
“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.”
Julia Child

Becca Fitzpatrick
“And anyway, the first three letters in the word diet should tell you what I want it to do.”
Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush, Hush

Karl Lagerfeld
“Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!”
Karl Lagerfeld

Dave Barry
“The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.”
Dave Barry

Dave Barry
“Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.”
Dave Barry

Karl Lagerfeld
“I never touch sugar, cheese, bread...
I only like what I'm allowed to like. I'm beyond temptation. There is no weakness. When I see tons of food in the studio, for us and for everybody, for me it's as if this stuff was made out of plastic. The idea doesn't even enter my mind that a human being could put that into their mouth. I'm like the animals in the forest. They don't touch what they cannot eat.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Epictetus
“Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you and be silent. ”
Epictetus

Kim Brittingham
“Every weight loss program, no matter how positively it’s packaged, whispers to you that you’re not right. You’re not good enough. You’re unacceptable and you need to be fixed.”
Kim Brittingham, Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large

Dave Barry
“It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from someone else's plate.”
Dave Barry

Golda Poretsky
“Weight and body oppression is oppressive to everyone. When you live in a society that says that one kind of body is bad and and other is good, those with “good” bodies constantly fear that their bodies will go “bad”, and those with “bad” bodies are expected feel shame and do everything they can to have “good” bodies. In the process, we torture our bodies, and do everything from engage in disordered eating to invasive surgery to make ourselves okay. Nobody wins in this kind of struggle.”
Golda Poretsky

Susan Donovan
“She'd even violated the only sensible rule of dieting she'd ever run across, the sage advice of the Muppets' Miss Piggy, who recommended never eating anything bigger than your head.”
Susan Donovan, He Loves Lucy

Helen Fielding
“I looked at him nonplussed. I realized that I have spent so many years being on a diet that the idea that you might actually need calories to survive has been completely wiped out of my consciousness. Have reached point where believe nutritional ideal is to eat nothing at all, and that the only reason people eat is because they are so greedy they cannot stop themselves from breaking out and ruining their diets.”
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

Brian Wansink
“The best diet is the one you don't know you're on.”
Brian Wansink, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

Chris Hedges
“Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save the planet and its species.”
Chris Hedges

Jefferson Smith
“She was every inch the skeletal goddess that had been promised by the bones of her feet.”
Jefferson Smith, Strange Places

Portia de Rossi
“The diet industry is making a lot of money selling us fad diets, nonfat foods full of chemicals, gym memberships, and pills while we lose a piece of our self-esteem every time we fail another diet or neglect to use the gym membership we could barely afford.”
Portia de Rossi, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Naomi Wolf
“Self-denial can lock women into a smug and critical condescension to other, less devout women.

According to Appel, cult members develop..."an attitude of moral superiority, a contempt for secular laws, rigidity of thought, and the diminution of regard for the individual." A premium is placed on conformity to the cult group; deviation is penalized. "Beauty" is derivative; conforming to the Iron Maiden [an intrinsically unattainable standard of beauty that is then used to punish women physically and psychologically for failure to achieve and conform to it] is "beautiful." The aim of beauty thinking, about weight or age, is rigid female thought. Cult members are urged to sever all ties with the past: "I destroyed all my fat photographs!"; "It's a new me!”
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Stacey M. Rosenfeld
“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience." -Naomi Wolf”
Stacey M. Rosenfeld

Golda Poretsky
“The diet industry has a deep interest in the failure of dieters -- if everyone got skinny, they'd go out of business.”
Golda Poretsky, Stop Dieting Now: 25 Reasons to Stop, 25 Ways to Heal

Kim Brittingham
“Eating – overeating – saved me. It comforted me when I was at the mercy of grown-ups who didn't know how to give what I needed. Food was something to which I had ready access, and with it I cleverly fashioned a survival mechanism that pulled me back from the edge of insanity. – a young MacGuyver of angst and junk food.”
Kim Brittingham, Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large

Kim Brittingham
“Women get boob jobs to give themselves a certain edge. Frankly, I don't see why they nearly kill themselves trying to diet off their equally bulbous hips.”
Kim Brittingham, Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large

Naomi Wolf
“Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women's history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”
Naomi Wolf

Ice-T
“Diet food is for lazy people.”
Ice-T

Elizabeth Jane Howard
“Holidays were invented so single women could overeat without feeling guilty.”
Elizabeth Jane Howard, Mr. Wrong

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

Amit Kalantri
“Some people when they see cheese, chocolate or cake they don't think of calories.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Susanne Fröhlich
“Mein Liebster ist fertig mit der Diät. […] Praktikantinnen machen ihm Komplimente, und er fühlt sich herrlich. - über ihren Lebensgefährten Gert Scobel.”
Susanne Fröhlich, Moppel-Ich: der Kampf mit den Pfunden

Amit Kalantri
“The salt is to the food, what soul is to the body.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“A good food is mouthwatering when you see it and finger licking when you eat it.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Allene van Oirschot
“I refuse to let a number dictate my self worth and, besides, I like cake.”
Allene van Oirschot, Daddy's Little Girl

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