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17 Healthy Eating Quotes to Keep You Motivated

Quotes are an excellent source of motivation and inspiration, especially when it comes to changing your lifestyle habits. Below you'll find 17 great healthy eating quotes to remind you why the changes you are making are so important.

"The trouble with always trying to preserve
the health of the body is that it is so
difficult to do without destroying the
health of the mind." - G.K. Chesterton

Do your healthy lifestyle changes seem overwhelming and stressful? If so, you may be trying to do too much, too fast. Take it easy on yourself. Make positive changes, yes. But also remember that being healthy is about much more than what you eat - it's about the way you live your life.

"One should eat to live, not
live to eat." - Moliere

We all love to eat, and many of us equate healthy eating with boring, tasteless meals. Thankfully it doesn't have to be that way. It's very possible to eat foods you truly love while also improving your health and losing weight. Experiment with healthy food options and find some healthy foods that you really enjoy eating.

"Eat right, exercise regularly,
die anyway." - Author Unknown

This humorous quote reminds us that maybe we don't have to take healthy eating quite so seriously. Yes, eating healthy and exercising is important and may extend our longevity by quite a lot. More importantly, healthy lifestyle habits help improve the quality of our lives so that we live more completely and passionately than we would with poorer health.

"In order to change we must be sick and tired
of being sick and tired." - Fannie Lou Hamer

Being sick and tired of being sick and tired is a great motivator in finally changing your eating habits for good. When you see a clear correlation between what you eat and the state of your body, it's almost impossible to keep going with destructive habits for long. Eventually you get so tired of feeling rotten that you'll do whatever it takes to improve your habits and feel better.

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good
for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult
than all the medicine and psychology in the
world." - Paul Dudley White

Eating right and exercising regularly does wonders not only for your body, but also for your mind. When you feel good physically, you are happier. Many people seek happiness in pills and therapy - when positive lifestyle changes could easily give them the sense of empowerment, strength, freedom and joy that they're really seeking.

"If you don't take care of yourself, the
undertaker will overtake that responsibility
for you." - Carrie Latet

Eventually we all reach a point where we cannot remain in denial about our unhealthy habits any longer. When you truly understand that every destructive action has a severe consequence, you suddenly find the courage and determination to change your habits for good.

"Nothing is more fatal to health than an
over care of it." - Benjamin Franklin

Have you ever started a new lifestyle improvement program and tried to change every little thing all at once? Needless to say, this is an easy way to get overwhelmed fast and give up. Improving your health through diet and exercise can be done one step at a time, one meal at a time. Don't try to be perfect - just keep doing your best.

"Those who have no time for healthy eating
will sooner or later have to find time
for illness." – Edward Stanley

Healthy eating is not just about maintaining a healthy weight - it affects your total state of well-being. Poor lifestyle habits have been linked to endless numbers of diseases, many of which can be prevented by eating right and exercising.

"Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a
wearisome malady." - François Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Another great quote about being a little more relaxed and flexible about your healthy eating program. You'll be much more likely to stick to your new healthy habits if you take a gentle, gradual approach.

"You don't get ulcers from what you eat.
You get them from what's eating you."
- Vicki Baum

Stress is a major cause of poor health and contributes to the formation of excess body weight, especially in the abdomen. While improving the quality of your diet is still a good idea, keep in mind that the thoughts you think also have a powerful effect on your body. While you're taking care to put healthy foods in your body, also take care to put healthy thoughts in your head.

"To avoid sickness eat less;
to prolong life worry less."
- Chu Hui Weng

Our modern world has become obsessed with huge portions; have you noticed that? Eating less is one of the easiest ways to start losing weight and improving your health. That doesn't mean you have to starve - just don't stuff yourself to the gills when you eat a meal or snack! Take less than half of the amount of food you think you can eat, and you may be surprised to realize that you feel completely satisfied. Not stuffed, but no longer hungry either. Oh, and put your mind on the same reducing diet when it comes to worry and negativity. Talk about feeling lighter inside and out!

"The body is the soul's house. Shouldn't we
therefore take care of our house so that it
doesn't fall into ruin?" - Philo

Many of us start health plans because we want to look better. We focus on being able to wear a certain size clothing, or see a special number when we step on the scale. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good, but sometimes looking a little deeper can help us stay committed to our new healthy habits. Taking good care of our bodies also helps us live richer, more meaningful, and even more spiritual lives.

"He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes
the skill of his doctors." - Chinese Proverb

The world is full of people who are taking dozens of medications unnecessarily. Oh, the medicine is definitely necessary to manage their health conditions - except that many of those conditions would disappear if the people would simply change their habits. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, sleep apnea, heart disease - many of these ailments are directly related to obesity and resolve themselves with a change in lifestyle habits.

"I tell my retreat students that they need to
remember two things: to eat what they want when
they're hungry and to feel what they feel when
they're not." - Geneen Roth

Emotional eating is a huge problem for many people who are overweight. Following a traditional diet for these people may not be enough because they are in the habit of "stuffing their feelings". If this resonates with you, start exploring ways you can better express your feelings rather than trying to smother them with food. If necessary, seek out a qualified therapist who can help guide you.

"Health and cheerfulness naturally beget
each other." - Joseph Addison

When you have a positive attitude, taking good care of your health becomes much easier. And when you feel good physically, being cheerful is also much easier. It's all connected.

"The wise man should consider that health is
the greatest of human blessings. Let food
be your medicine." – Hippocrates

As previously mentioned, food really can be a form of medicine, bringing the body back into balance and clearing health problems. If you want to turn this insight into an art, start researching the power of nutrition in health and healing and apply what you learn in your own life.

"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you
what you are." - Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

You are what you eat! That doesn't mean you'll turn into a cheeseburger if you eat too many of them. But it does mean that your body will reflect the QUALITY of the foods you eat most often. Eat a lot of junk food, and your body will feel and look junky. Eat foods rich in vitamins and nutrients, and your body will glow with vibrant health.