17 Healthy Eating Quotes to Keep You Motivated – Part I

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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.

See: 9 Ways Exercise Can Make You Feel Better

“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.

See: How to Make Healthy Food Choices In Your Busy Life

“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.

Click here to read Part II of Healthy Eating Quotes!

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