Starting Your Diet: Motivational Quotes
The first step is sometimes the hardest. When you're struggling to feel inspired about dieting, try some of these to give you the initial boost of enthusiasm that you need:
The commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity.
– Mervyn Deitel
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
– Jim Rohn
Your body is a temple, but only if you treat it as one.
– Astrid Alauda
My fat scares me - it's a ticking time bomb.
– Carrie Latet
Will-Power and Dieting: Motivational Quotes
Once your diet's established, there'll still be days when you try to convince yourself that there's no point. These quotes can give you a new perspective:
Choice, not chance, determines one's destiny
Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners.
– William Shakespeare
I attribute my success to this -- that I never gave or took any excuse.
– Florence Nightingale
Avoiding Overeating: Motivational Quotes
If you find it difficult to turn down second helpings, if you eat for emotional reasons, or if you know your portion sizes are too big, some of these quotes might help you cut back.
If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.
Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back.
– Robert Quillen
We never repent having eaten too little.
– Thomas Jefferson
Catchy Diet Sayings: Motivational Quotes
These quotes might be a little cheesy, but they're easy to memorise – a bit like advertising jingles.
Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks.
Little pickers wear bigger knickers.
("Knickers" means "panties" in the UK.)
A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.
And just for fun:
"How long does getting thin take?" asked Pooh, anxiously.
– A.A. Milne