Diet Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old diet quotes, diet sayings, and diet proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.     

Barbara Johnson

A diet should be named after what you do eat, not what you don't eat.     

Robert Atkins

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.     

Jackie Gleason

Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!     

Karl Lagerfeld

The best diet is the one that you don't know you are on.     

Chris Powell

At the end of every diet, the path curves back to the trough.     

Mason Cooley

The first thing you lose on a diet is brain mass.     

Margaret Cho

Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.     

Dan Bennett

The vegan diet is obviously lacking whatever essential nutrient it is that makes people likeable.     

Jim Goad

Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.     

Bethenny Frankel

The resolve to diet is most easily summoned on a full stomach.     

Terry Rossio

Dieting is our last tie with asceticism.     

Mason Cooley

Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it.     

Mary Tyler Moore

Dieting fooled you into thinking you could control your life.     

Jeffrey Eugenides

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

Julia Child

Diets are essentially training courses in how to feel fat and feel like a failure.     

Paul McKenna

A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch.     

Hermione Gingold

The people who are scared of going on a diet are the people who could benefit the most from one.     

Robert Cheeke

It's one thing to lose weight, but it's another thing to eat healthy.     

Jennifer Hudson

Start your diet during a period of optimism and happiness.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Diet is the essential key to all successful healing. Without a proper balanced diet, the effectiveness of herbal treatment is very limited.     

Michael Tierra

Diet food is for lazy people.     

Ice T

Sometimes you need to go on a low-information diet.     

Tim Ferriss

Diets are a temporary solution to a permanent problem.     

Roseanne Barr

The most ethical diet just so happens to be the most environmentally sound diet and just so happens to be the healthiest.     

Michael Greger