100+ Best Diet Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational diet quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Diet Quotes

The idea behind diet confusion is, you have to keep your body off-kilter. So by changing the type of foods that you eat, the frequency of the foods that you eat, you can keep your metabolism revved up. — Ian K. Smith

I love Spanish food. My diet is the Mediterranean diet, which is good food. I eat well. — Penelope Cruz

I’ve changed my diet a few times. Now I’m trying to eat more protein. I eat little meals throughout the day. I love food, so I still give myself great meals. Also, when I’m busy, it’s easy to lose weight. — Michael Keaton

‘Immortals’ was very much a martial arts based training program – a lot of body weight stuff, very little in the way of actually lifting heavy weights, and a very, very low calorie diet. — Henry Cavill

I had one of my best years in 1991; I was 31. I made a renewed effort to work harder. I got better at my diet. I paid attention to how much sleep I got. I was always someone of routine. I became more strict. — Cal Ripken, Jr.

I’ve been able to learn a lot through diet and exercise, but I’ve got to tell you, it’s having true love in your life and somebody who has your back 24 hours a day that makes the difference. — Montel Williams

I try to eat fruit and veggies and meat and all the different categories and have a well rounded diet. — Andrew Luck

The secret to longevity, as I see it, has less to do with diet, or even exercise, and more to do with the environment in which a person lives: social and physical. What do I mean by this? They live rewardingly inconvenient lives. — Dan Buettner

Sex keeps me in shape. I don’t diet, I eat what I like. I love Mars bars and I smoke and drink. But I love running off in the middle of the day to make love. It really burns up calories. — Lisa Snowdon

I’ve never had body issues, I’ve never had an eating disorder. I’ve never had to go on a diet and that’s because of Weight Watchers. — Ginnifer Goodwin

I grew up with a heavy diet of gospel, folk, and blues because those are kind of the cornerstones of traditional American music. — Ben Harper

After trying Atkins and doing Nutrisystem a few times, now I’m just focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle rather than dieting. — Miranda Lambert

She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on. — Arthur Baer

I honestly don’t diet or work out regularly. I’m just always running around – you’ll never catch me having a day on the sofa. — Abbey Clancy

You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet. — Mark Hyman

I’ve drunk Amazon’s free Diet Coke. Nothing makes more sense to me than a company trying to make bookselling into a profitable business. I’m not anti-Amazon, and I’m not pro-publishers either. I’m pro-books. — Lev Grossman

There has never been a verified scientific report that chelation therapy, a gluten-free diet, or anything else can cure autism. — Michael Specter

I’ve etched out who I am through myriad haircut attempts, outfit attempts, beauty attempts, diet attempts. It’s been an evolution. — Jamie Lee Curtis

I was diagnosed with a lung disorder that some people walk around with and don’t even know they have. Through early diagnosis, I’m happy to share that I stay healthy with diet and exercise. — Tisha Campbell-Martin

If you knew you could change your lifestyle and diet and avoid heart disease and other things, you should do it. — Laila Ali

Shoot for a total of no more than 80 grams of carbs in your daily diet. This means favoring vegetables that grow above ground like kale, broccoli, spinach, and cauliflower as opposed to those that store carbohydrate in the form of starch like potatoes and beets. — David Perlmutter

We have these weapons of mass destruction on every street corner, and they’re called donuts, cheeseburgers, French fries, potato chips, junk food. Our kids are living on a junk food diet. — Joel Fuhrman

The best diet for overall health, and specifically for heart, brain, and cancer risk reduction, is a diet that’s aggressively low in carbohydrates with an abundance of healthful fat, and this is the central theme of ‘Grain Brain.’ — David Perlmutter

I’m not a dieter. I have the palate of a 7-year-old boy, although I’m working on it. I order off the kids’ menu! I’m working hard to eat more fruit and veggies and round it all out, but I’m a big pretzels and Diet Coke kind of girl. — Allison Williams

I think of reading like a balanced diet; if your sentences are too baggy, too baroque, cut back on fatty Foster Wallace, say, and pick up Kafka as roughage. — Zadie Smith

I think one of the saddest things that’s happening to literature is that it’s getting over-simplified by this diet of simple political ideas. — Arundhati Roy

I just got tired of being overweight and unfit, so I changed my diet from hamburgers to yogurt and muesli, and it seems to work. — Peter Jackson

I am just as ordinary as anyone else, and I also have my problems, but I also am responsible for my own health. So I’ll be on that exercise bike, I’ll be out there walking and try to improve my health and diet as much as I’m expecting of other Tasmanians. — Lara Giddings

Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort. — Dolly Parton

I started out doing commercials, like Diet Coke and Pizza Hut. And I started to find there was a different life for me, in a different field. From there, I got a call from a director in Italy, and we did ‘Indio’ I and II, and that’s where it started. — Marvin Hagler

I have been on a diet since 1962. — Mary Quant

Diseases happen in acidic environments, so it’s very important to keep your body alkaline. Keeping a diet high in leafy greens, spring water, fresh air, raw almonds, lemons, grapefruits, and warm water with juice from half a lemon helps lower acidity levels. — Valentina Zelyaeva

I’m not completely vegan – my diet’s probably about 80 percent plant based, but I do eat some meat. I try to know where everything comes from, though. And all bets are off if my husband and I go to a really great restaurant. — Lauren Bowles

We have been brainwashed into craving a diet that is killing us. What we believe tastes good is generally what we have been socially conditioned to enjoy. — Jane Velez-Mitchell

The myriad of serious health risks resulting from poor diet include high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and even sleep apnea. — Jane Velez-Mitchell

I actually went on a vegan diet. So I was nagging myself there. I don’t nag other people about it. It was sort of an interesting experiment, and I found it wasn’t that hard at all. — Paul Fleischman

These days I travel so much it’s hard to get into a routine. When I’m on the road, I tend to use hotel gyms. When I’m home in L.A., I like to hike and hit the surf. All in all, I try to keep a balanced diet and exercise routine, which has stood me in good stead to date. — Curtis Stone

I’m terrible at sticking to any sort of diet. The more I think I can’t eat something, the more I want to eat it. And I know this is the most annoying thing for a girl to say, but I’m just really lucky; I can eat pretty much what I want. — Liberty Ross

The diet, to be healthy, has to be mostly fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. — Joel Fuhrman

One of the key things I did to stay on my diet is I never allowed myself to get hungry. As soon as I got hungry, I’d eat healthy foods. — Stephen Furst

The first thing I did on my diet was take the batteries out of the remote control and make myself get up and change the channel. That’s probably the hardest exercise I did. — Stephen Furst

The Dorm Room Diet is nothing like the conventional diets you may have tried in the past. It offers guidelines for creating a healthy lifestyle on your own, without the daunting restrictions of a quick-fix diet. — Daphne Oz

I give myself a cheat day where I annihilate my diet. I’m an all-American girl, so I go for a burger and fries and a shake. — Ashley Wagner

I’ll make a diet cheesecake, but I’ll put it in a Sara Lee box. Or I’ll have a huge bowl of pasta, but it’s actually just a cup of pasta – the rest is vegetables. It makes me feel less deprived. — Stephen Furst

Being on the road is no excuse for having a poor diet. I don’t like fast food, but if I have to, I’ll order three plain grilled chicken sandwiches and throw out the buns. — Triple H

The doctor asked what my diet was like and I had to sit down and realize it’s not normal, and hadn’t been normal for about 20 years. — Carre Otis

Never in a million years would I want to live at Versailles with Marie Antoinette or anybody else. I hate to tell you this but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream. — Kathryn Lasky

Everyone’s been on a ramen noodle diet once or twice. — Kim Shaw

We are increasingly offered a diet in which sensation, not story, is king. — Beeban Kidron

I didn’t grow up vegan or vegetarian. I grew up with junk food! And because of the way I ate before changing my diet, I can truly understand the challenges of making changes and stepping away from foods that provided a form of comfort and happiness growing up, but finding out that most of what I loved was really bad for me! — Kim Barnouin

The human body is a miraculous self-healing machine, but those self-repair systems require a nutrient-dense diet. — Joel Fuhrman

I made a resolution in 2010 to stop drinking Diet Coke, and I haven’t had Diet Coke since then. I think it was the best life change I’ve ever made, because I drank quite a lot of it. — Nick Jonas

I don’t believe in the no-carb diet… I have a theory. I think if you give up carbs, you get cranky. You must include them in your daily diet. — Karisma Kapoor

Lifestyle change and changes in diet work faster, better and more cheaply than any medication and are as effective or more effective than gastric bypass without any side effects or long-term complications. — Mark Hyman

In the African-American community, we struggle with a lot of health problems that have a lot to do with our diet. — Marvin Sapp

I remember when the Atkins diet arrived; I lost 16 lb in the first month, but when I stopped, it all went back on again. — Bonnie Tyler

The American diet causes disease. It is composed of 25 percent animal products and 62 percent processed foods and only 5 percent of calories from fruits and vegetables. — Joel Fuhrman

My diet is always extremely important to me. I’ve taken a new approach to eating in terms of my blood type. I really don’t eat much chicken, sugar, salts, or beef. Just eating clean and feeling so much better. — Larry Fitzgerald

After working with many nutritionists, reading books, and practicing trial and error on my own body, I have finally found a way to control my weight without deprivation. I call my program ‘Somersizing,’ and Somersizing is not a diet. Diet is a nasty four-letter word that conjures up negative thoughts of sacrifice and obsession and guilt. — Suzanne Somers

If I could give one tip for people – it’s not an exercise or nutrition regimen. It’s to walk your talk and believe in yourself, because at the end of the day, the dumbbell and diet don’t get you in shape. It’s your accountability to your word. — Brett Hoebel

I never thought that I would become a staple in the Australian cultural diet. The equivalent of bread or milk, or a fine old Tasmanian Mauve Vein. I think it’s because I talk about things that people dare not mention. I don’t mean raunchy things or unsavoury things. I call a spade a spade – I discuss things in a realistic manner. — Barry Humphries

My plant-based diet plus fish is to credit for my low blood pressure, high energy, and robust immunity. — David H. Murdock

I drink Diet Coke from the minute I get up to the minute I go to bed. — Karl Lagerfeld

I try not to be but I’m super-neurotic about diet. I’m neurotic about trying not to be neurotic! I’m like every other girl. I have to try really hard my whole life to try to be fit. And I’m super-vain. And I want to wear cute clothes. — Gwen Stefani

I hate to tell you this, but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream. It gave me the mental equivalent of one of those toothaches you get when you bite into something too sweet. — Kathryn Lasky

If I can’t eat the meal in a restaurant, and the waiter asks, ‘Is everything all right, Madam?’, I tell them that I’m on a diet. — Cilla Black

At my heaviest, I was 5’8’ and 175 pounds. I ate well, but in too large quantities, and I rarely made a concerted effort to burn off the extra calories. I’d beat myself up about being overweight, even though I had the tools to be in shape. Then I’d resort to an unhealthy diet to lose the weight that was making me self-conscious. — Daphne Oz

Yes, I’m obsessed with health, which has been an interesting journey. I went down the raw-food diet route, but got ill. It was really hard, especially in Britain in winter, trying to survive on raw carrots. I became so ill and anemic, so I stopped that and became a vitamin junkie. I just ate lots of vegetables, exercised and breathed. — Naomie Harris

My doctor explained that exercise and diet changes might help and that I also might need a medication. — Della Reese

I think we have to understand that sugar is an essential component of food; it’s just that sugar in excess is an inappropriate and unhelpful diet. — Andrew Lansley

At age 12, I was on ‘Guiding Light,’ and I wanted to be accepted by these adults I was working with. I started with the Eat Right for Your Type diet. A friend who was a little older was doing it. I have a perfectionist personality, so I wanted to do the best job I could. I was not eating anything it said not to. — Brittany Snow

Exercise is more important than diet for me because it’s a twofer. It keeps me in good physical shape, and it relieves stress. And when you’re a representative of the public, there’s never a shortage of things to do. — Aaron Schock

I still believe that a plant-based diet has tremendous health benefits, but I have incorporated more animal protein into my diet. I found that my body personally got to a point where I needed something more. — Bob Harper

The human diet, for millions of years, did not contain any added salt – only the sodium present in natural foods, adding up to only about 1000 mg sodium per day. — Joel Fuhrman

Young girls look to me as a role model and think I crash diet to keep slim. That’s not true, I always eat properly. — Denise Van Outen

All in all, I’d like to venture into film. Films are my staple diet, so I would love to be part of a feature film, independent film… it all just depends on the story and the people behind it, really. — Tom Weston-Jones

I tell people I’m on a diet. If somebody sees me with a muffin, they’ll think I’m off my diet. It’s like secret little police that I’ve made for myself. — Stephen Furst

I’m naturally a muscular gal with some curves, so eating a Mediterranean diet makes my body happy. — Debi Mazar

I stopped dieting on plain, boring, unsatisfying food and started eating rich, delicious meals full of flavor and, yes… fat. I got skinny on fat and realized I would never have to diet again. — Suzanne Somers

I don’t have a trainer. I have what I call ‘the poor man’s workout and the rich man’s diet.’ I run for 1 hour every day and do 500 sit-ups and 1000 crunches, and I lift weights at the Y for 28 bucks a month, even if it’s 3 in the morning. — T. J. Thyne

When I learned that flour pound for pound has as many calories as sugar, and that when eating pasta you’re basically eating cake, I was size 23, and my neck was restricting my breathing, and so I got on a microbiotic diet and got myself an exercise bike. — Caitlin Moran

Let me ask you a question: If you never ate a balanced diet, what would happen to your body? You know the answer: Eventually you’d grow weak; you might even open yourself to serious illness or disease. We all need a balanced diet if we are to stay healthy. — Billy Graham

I have a slight addiction to Diet Coke, and, of course, I absolutely shouldn’t touch it because it makes the kidneys work really hard. — Sue Townsend

The whole idea of juicing is good if you are trying to diet and use it in limited basis. I use juice drinks only once a week. I use emulsified drinks because in emulsification you are keeping everything. You are keeping the pulp, you are keeping the skin with all of the phytonutrients. — Montel Williams

The very fact that we are having a national conversation about what we should eat, that we are struggling with the question about what the best diet is, is symptomatic of how far we have strayed from the natural conditions that gave rise to our species, from the simple act of eating real, whole, fresh food. — Mark Hyman

I inherited my weight problem from my mum. She was always on diets. If there was a box of chocolates in the house, she’d eat half a chocolate, then put the other half back. She loved me, but she did encourage me to diet in my teens. — Lesley Nicol

I don’t diet, I don’t do fads, I’ve just decided to not eat carbs. So no more bread and pasta for the month. I can’t live without chocolate, though. I’ve always got a bar in my handbag. It has to be 72%. Any less and it’s too sweet, any more and it’s inedible. Like I said, I’m very particular. — Nancy Meyers

Exercise your brain and body, keep engaged with work and friends, and feed your brain with a healthy, plant-based diet – as well as knowledge. — David H. Murdock

I would have never wanted to write another management book. There are so many of them, and everybody says the same thing about them, and they are all the same – they give the exact same advice. It’s like a diet book; they all say eat less calories, exercise more, and every single book has the same conclusion. — Ben Horowitz

I’ve seen so many people – loved ones and colleagues – who jump from one diet to the next, one exercise regimen to the next . I was trying to figure out what were some of the basic things that each of us can build into a lifestyle for good, instead of bouncing from one thing to the next. — Tom Rath

Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was the number of children eating school meals in many of these places didn’t go up, it went down. — Andrew Lansley

I don’t know if those things work, where you do, like, this crash diet or crash starvation. It’s just not something I’ve ever been into. — Amanda Peet

Diet cola is my absolute favorite drink in the world; I used to drink four cans a day. But to help me cut down, I’ve turned it into a treat. Now, instead of having dessert, I’ll have a can of diet soda. Putting a limit on how often I can drink it has helped me appreciate it more. — Kaley Cuoco

When the season ends, I like to take a little time off from the diet I follow when I’m playing. — D’Brickashaw Ferguson

Hindered by asthma since I was six weeks old, I had begun experimenting with my diet and discovered a disquieting correlation. When I stopped eating the normal American diet of sugar, fats, alcohol, chemicals, and additives, I felt better. I could breathe freely. When I tried to sneak in a hamburger and a Coke, my body rebelled. — Paul Hawken

While pimples are not as simple as too much milk or sugar in your diet, both have a significant impact. Nutritional deficiencies as well as excesses can worsen acne. — Mark Hyman

Our obsession with speed, with cramming more and more into every minute, means that we race through life instead of actually living it. Our health, diet and relationships suffer. We make mistakes at work. We struggle to relax, to enjoy the moment, even to get a decent night’s sleep. — Carl Honore

I’ve always believed in a rainbow diet. As many colors and foods as you can eat, the better, because if you focus on one food, there’s bound to be a report that comes out that says, ‘Broccoli actually… ‘ So I mix it up a lot. And I take vitamins, like Biosil, which I take for my hair, skin, and nails. — Christie Brinkley

The 20th-century ulcer epidemic was a sign of good health in American people – good diet, strong acidity and healthy immune response actually make ulcers more likely. That’s why businessmen eating giant T-bone steaks were prone to ulcers. — Barry Marshall

I do follow a version of the Dukan diet, but I don’t follow it to the extreme so a lot of fish and vegetables. If I want chocolate I’ll let myself have a bit of chocolate in moderation. — Katherine Jenkins

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