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130 Nutrition and Fitness Quotes for Motivation

Collection of best quotes and sayings by famous people across the globe on nutrition and fitness goals to share and inspire for better health.

Finding inspiration to stick to your diet and fitness goals isn’t easy, but it is totally necessary. Staying positive, feeling good, and remembering to celebrate small victories can make all the difference when you’re trying to cut back on junk food or wake up in time for morning workouts.

So if you’re in need of a little pep talk for inspiration, look to these motivational quotes on fitness and nutrition to help you find your inner Michael Jordan or Alex Morgan.

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Best Nutrition and Fitness Quotes

With these diet quotes, you’ll be motivated to continue your nutrition plans and fitness goals. These sayings will also help you realize that all the strength you need is already inside of you.

As American as an apple is and as American as baseball is they don’t go together. You can’t be chewing an apple at a baseball game. You’ve got to let go of the diet that day.

— Kevin James

For me it’s all about moderation. I don’t kick things out of my diet like carbs. But I’m not going to eat fast food.

— Bobby Flay

I can’t be on the cheeseburger diet all the time.

— Bobby Flay

But if you pick up every other magazine it is the peanut butter diet or the cabbage soup diet and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight. It just does not work that way!

— Richard Simmons

I try not to diet because it never really works for me if I tell myself I can’t eat something then I tend to want to eat everything in sight.

— Leona Lewis

Our pets rely on us entirely for their nutrition. So if you’re making your own judgments that could lead to a mistake. At the same time we have more control over our pet’s diet than we do with our children or with ourselves so your vet can tell you what is appropriate for your dog and you can assign them that.

— Alison Sweeney

Since having the babies I realize that 90 percent of losing weight is my diet.

— Mariah Carey

Unless you’re living on the street and surviving on a diet of discarded turkey drumsticks there’s no point in being gloomy. We’ve spent too long trying to cheer ourselves up by spending money on brightly coloured things we don’t really need. We’ve stopped using our imaginations.

— Jarvis Cocker

I had to find a diet that would kick me back into dating shape because I know that I can’t date at size 8. I have to date at size 2. And it’s just a fact of nature. Go get your injections and your chemical peels. You gotta look good to attract a man.

— Patti Stanger

I’m on the Sensa diet. It’s a little magic powder based on Dr. Hirsh’s clinical trials and studies and it basically signals the brain that you’re full through smellology.

— Patti Stanger

But I don’t do the diet thing anymore. I’m a big believer in feeding your body what it needs. Deny yourself something and you’re going to end up shoving your face full of it.

— Ashley Greene

Sometimes I’ve had to put myself on a diet.

— Roger Moore

I would eat healthy at times and pig out at times. But I never had to go on a strict diet plan.

— Tori Spelling

As for my diet I try to eat lean clean and healthy – nothing too surprising. And I avoid too much meat or dairy because they slow you down.

— Bear Grylls

I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. I realized soon after that I was truly concerned with nonviolent consumption and my own health a vegan diet was the best decision.

— Davey Havok

I’ve never been a huge sweets eater and I’ve always loved a Mediterranean diet. We eat a lot of dark leafy greens and a couple meals each week are meat-free. We enjoy eating a balanced diet.

— Rachael Ray

I have argued for years that we do not have a health care system in America. We have a disease-management system – one that depends on ruinously expensive drugs and surgeries that treat health conditions after they manifest rather than giving our citizens simple diet lifestyle and therapeutic tools to keep them healthy.

— Andrew Weil

In L.A. I get a meal delivery service called Diet Designs. I like a nice butter lettuce salad with some avocado fresh grapefruit shredded chicken breast and raw almond slices with a sesame vinaigrette dressing. I also love juicing and am kind of obsessed with it.

— Fergie

I did every diet: Atkins. Cabbage-soup diet. Dean Ornish. But I couldn’t live the rest of my life like a rabbit.

— Mike Huckabee

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’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

I need protein from food rather than just protein supplements. I changed my diet.

— Travis Barker

I’ve tried just about every crazy diet you can imagine.

— Brooke Burke

Their diet is basically boiled vegetables fish and rice. No fat no sugar. You notice when you live there that there are no fat people.

— Arsene Wenger

As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong.

— Arsene Wenger

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

— Bethenny Frankel

My diet is mostly chicken and fish. I make sure I get a lot of vegetables a lot of fruit. I am a big fruit man I am a vegetable man anyway. And I also get a lot of rest. That’s the key I may be up early but I’m in bed early too.

— Magic Johnson

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

The first couple of days on the detox diet aren’t pleasant.

— Carol Vorderman

I was starting to become impotent through this diet and couldn’t perform. How many people who are taking the little blue pill if they started to change what they are eating most of the time could change the way their sex life is?

— Morgan Spurlock

Getting as much sleep as possible and following a healthy diet will stop you from feeling run-down if like me you’re super-stressed.

— Elizabeth Hurley

But I can only take so much TV because there is so much advice. I find people will preach about virtually anything – your diet how to live your life how to improve your golf. The lot. I have always had a thing against the Mister Know-It-Alls.

— Bill Murray

I’m on a strict gossip diet. No gossip websites no gossip magazines. Otherwise I find it paralyzing to exist.

— Julie Bowen

The number of kids affected by obesity has tripled since 1980 and this can be traced in large part to lack of exercise and a healthy diet.

— Virginia Foxx

The best anti-aging advice I’ve ever received? Drink a lot of water and have a plant-based diet. I also do mindful meditation with my daughter every day. It takes ten minutes. I think reducing stress plays a big part in anti-aging.

— Carolyn Murphy

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

In the 20 long hungry years between my late teens and late 30s I bought in to virtually every new diet and/or exercise regime that hoved into view particularly at this most vulnerable time for those of us prone to poor body image – a new year.

— Arabella Weir

Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight eventually building up a different source of self-worth.

— Arabella Weir

I tried the Atkins diet in the Seventies when pregnant with my son as I didn’t want to pile on the pounds. Now so long as I’m healthy I don’t care what my scales say.

— Britt Ekland

I try my best to be extremely disciplined about my diet.

— Mika Brzezinski

My mom was always really healthy and cautious about her diet so I’m not a big sugar guy.

— Paul Walker

Push-ups sit-ups and a strict diet of raisins. That’s my plan.

— Jack Black

Mexican food is far more varied than people think. It changes like dialects. I was brought up in Jalisco by the sea on a basic diet – tomatoes chillis peppers of every size and rice which is a Mexican staple. The Pacific coast has a huge array of seafood.

— Gael Garcia Bernal

I’m an emotional eater. When I get upset my diet goes out the window.

— Kelly Osbourne

I like starting off the new year fresh. I’m excited to see how 2013 turns out. Maybe because I’m an actress and I am always on a diet and fitness program but my New Year’s resolution is to let myself be nice to myself about my body.

— Busy Philipps

I like food too much to go on some crazy diet. French fries are my favorite downfall.

— Holly Madison

Going meat-free can make a huge difference. Studies show that vegetarians are on average 10 to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters and that a vegetarian diet reduces our risk of heart disease by 40 percent and adds seven or more years to our lifespan.

— Ingrid Newkirk

Perhaps one of the most important things you can do for human beings is wean them off an animal-based diet. It hardens the arteries and runs up our health-care costs. The last thing a poor person can afford is a heart attack or cancer or a stroke. And that’s all linked to a meat-based diet. I think animal liberation is human liberation.

— Ingrid Newkirk

I won’t sit here and say I’ve never had a pimple but I try to have a really great diet you know lots of vegetables and fish. And I think stress plays a huge part too.

— Janelle Monae

And I grew up on a steady diet of science fiction especially apocalyptic and postapocalyptic fiction.

— Justin Cronin

I don’t have a problem with my body. I don’t diet and I’m not hiding anything. I’m not going to be the subject of a movie of the week 10 years from now.

— Lara Flynn Boyle

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

— Mark Hyman

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

When I was pregnant. I exercised and was healthy but it was also the first time since I was 14 that I wasn’t on a diet.

— Liv Tyler

I box for four hours a week and my diet is pretty healthy.

— Tony Parsons

My biggest regret is putting my body through fad diets – Atkins cleanses the hCG diet.

— Jennie Garth

We are also in the process of defining how best to work together with food and other companies to address diet and physical activity factors in order to prevent chronic diseases.

— Gro Harlem Brundtland

If you can eat 70 percent raw or introduce raw into your diet it will help your health.

— Carol Alt

I was elected to the Diet in the same way as at every parliamentary election.

— Fritz Sauckel

I was member of the Diet as long as it existed until May 1933.

— Fritz Sauckel

The Diet was dissolved by a Reich Government decree.

— Fritz Sauckel

Far too many times over the next 12 to 15 years it was brought to my attention that people who followed my exercise guidelines exactly but ignored their diet their weight and their cigarette smoking had heart attacks at age 55.

— Kenneth H. Cooper

I keep my diet simple by sticking to mostly fruits and vegetables all day and then having whatever I want for dinner. I end up making healthy choices like sushi or grilled fish because I feel so good from eating well.

— Jennifer Morrison

I’ve probably tried every fad diet in the world.

— Jenna Ushkowitz

I don’t find it a struggle to maintain a healthy diet now as my palate has changed. I don’t crave rich food.

— Jennifer Ellison

I don’t do faddy diets any more. I once did a no-carbs diet a few years ago but it made me depressed. I couldn’t be doing with that!

— Jennifer Ellison

Breastfeeding is the very best diet I’ve been on.

— Rebecca Romijn

I am not qualified to talk about the diet. Simply because I am not a dietician.

— Mark Spitz

I cook croquetas and I eat jamon. I keep my diet 100% Mediterranean and drink my Rioja. In that sense I have a piece of Spain in West Hollywood.

— Paz Vega

If you continually diet you are putting your body in a quasi-famine situation. It slows your metabolism down and breaks the thermostat. Diets don’t work. They don’t help you understand why you’re eating more than your body wanted in the first place.

— Susie Orbach

I did my famous cabbage soup diet so I was able to do it.

— Ellen Burstyn

I go to the gym five days a week and I have a personal trainer. I am on a strict diet which is kind of hard to keep up with on the road but I stick to it as well as I can.

— Lou Gramm

By learning about my body and making small subtle changes I find out what I enjoy and what is effective. I’m always finessing: adjusting my diet and my workouts. You have to figure out which exercises are fun and interesting and stimulate your brain – or else you’ll never keep at them.

— Lisa Edelstein

I’m on this diet where you’re supposed to eat only fish and meat.

— Lasse Hallstrom

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

— Della Reese

Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.

— Nicholas Stern

I’ve had weight issues all my life. I’ve been on all the diets: Atkins liquid protein Scarsdale diet. Now I go to the gym often. I’m always on the StairMaster and I do weights.

— Hoda Kotb

I’ve done every diet there is.

— Kate Walsh

I’ve never followed a vegan or vegetarian diet in the past but I think I could do it. It would not be easy. I have worked with nutritionists who have said a vegan diet is not necessarily all positive for your health because you need nutrients you only find in meats. I believe in a balanced diet.

— Joel Robuchon

We talk about you know diet and that we shouldn’t give our kids big things and obesity and fast food. Well you know there are people who don’t have that problem because they’re not getting any food! We have so many deep problems and issues facing humanity.

— Chris Noth

My parents have been incredibly supportive from perhaps the first real independent decision I made to become a vegetarian at 11 which was certainly not consistent with their diet at the time.

— Chelsea Clinton

In New York I pretty much live in diners – I order French Fries Diet Coke floats and lots of coffee.

— Lana Del Rey

I know what I have to do if I want to lose weight and stay healthy: eat a proper diet and exercise. All I’ve got to do is apply it.

— John Candy

I’m not strictly vegetarian but meat doesn’t play a big part in my diet.

— Katie Holmes

Fruit is definitely on the maintenance diet. It’s on the lifestyle diet.

— Robert Atkins

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

— Robert Atkins

I have had cardiomyopathy which is a non-coronary condition and is in no way related to diet.

— Robert Atkins

I weighed 193 pounds and had three chins. I couldn’t get up before 9 a.m. and never saw patients before 10. I decided to go on a diet.

— Robert Atkins

How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it?

— Robert Atkins

You take the healthiest diet in the world if you gave those people vitamins they would be twice as healthy. So vitamins are valuable.

— Robert Atkins

I freak out if I go a little too long without being in the gym. For a long time it was all about getting the weight off because I was 240 pounds at my heaviest and now I’m around 175 so the majority of that weight loss was due to diet and exercise.

— Nick Carter

I think I’ve done every crazy diet there was in the beginning but it’s weird: I’m thinner now than I was when I was modeling. I don’t obsess about it.

— Molly Sims

I have to be very careful about diet and exercise.

— Taylor Dayne

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

I’ve never been on a fad diet.

— Denise Van Outen

We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed and approved over-the-counter option that can help people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet.

— Steve Burton

I always recommend a sensible diet including lots of carbohydrates and avoiding too much fat. Dancers don’t need different fuel from other people – they just need more of it because they use more energy.

— Deborah Bull

Most diets would have you cutting things out from your diet they are about denial and discipline.

— Kathy Freston

Though I’m vegan and advocate that others eat a plant-based diet I know that many people aren’t quite ready to take that step in whole.

— Kathy Freston

The right diet directs sexual energy into the parts that matter.

— Barbara Cartland

I thought a vegan diet would be too difficult being on the road so much but it’s been far easier than I thought.

— Michelle Forbes

A plant-based diet has actually simplified my life in so many ways. For breakfast I try to get my first serving of fruits and nuts for fuel. I’m completely addicted to coconut water for the electrolytes and hydration.

— Michelle Forbes

A bonus: You don’t have to diet to direct.

— Joey Lauren Adams

I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one’s education. Then mankind will eat to live be able to do better mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent.

— Fannie Farmer

My diet is always terrible unfortunately. I don’t know moderation.

— Sean Astin

When followed correctly the Dukan Diet is both a safe and effective method of weight loss.

— Pierre Dukan

Mine is the least fat diet in the world.

— Pierre Dukan

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 think by planning an exercise regime your diet follows to some extent.

— Dolph Lundgren

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

— Arthur Baer

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 E. Hyman

I’ve been more or less vegetarian for about 40 years. Health diet really helps. I do meditation every day and either yoga or sport several times a week.

— John McLaughlin

The best physicians are Dr. Diet Dr. Quiet and Dr. Merryman.

— Daniel D. Palmer

I have been following a vegan diet now since the 1980s and find it not only healthier but also much more attractive than the chunks of meat that were on my plate as a child.

— Neal Barnard

A vegan diet takes care of most of what we need to do. But you’ll also want to minimize the use of oils generally because while olive oil and other vegetable oils are better for your heart than chicken fat they are as fattening as animal fats.

— Neal Barnard

I’m eating a lot of organic proteins and vegetables! Maintaining a healthy balanced diet is my No. 1 priority because I’m nursing my daughter.

— Lily Aldridge

I almost fainted. There was no family history. I had been eating a vegetarian diet and I exercised.

— Rue McClanahan

Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet even if the feed itself is supposedly organic and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens swimming in their own filth?

— Mark Bittman

I am involved in Greenpeace. And I just recently completely switched my diet over to near-veganism. So you try to do little things that you can. I recycle every single day. Every single thing in my house that can be recycled is.

— Lindsey Shaw

Eating at home is fine as I can easily work around the foods that don’t agree with me and still eat heartily with the rest of my family. I don’t force them to follow my diet.

— Andrea McLean

The more I read and watched about the meat industry the more determined I became to keep meat out of my diet. The things I saw in slaughterhouse exposes made me feel sick and I refused to just ignore what I now knew.

— Renee Olstead

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

— Jim Goad

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

If you think of exercise as a 60-minute commitment 3 times a week at the gym you’re missing the point completely. If you think that going on a diet has something to do with nutrition you don’t see the forest through the trees. It is a lifestyle. I know it sounds cliche but you have to find things you love to do.

— Brett Hoebel

I dream about ‘Cheers.’ Like when you go on a diet and you dream of pizza. I always think of those wonderful years. I loved working on it.

— George Wendt

Hope is a very thin diet.

— Thomas Shadwell

‘The 17 Day Diet’ keeps your body and metabolism guessing. I call this ‘body confusion.’

— Mike Moreno

This cream will help one’s nature strengthen and grow The diet gives support in my decline.

— Du Fu

My soul is dark with stormy riot: directly traced over to diet.

— Samuel Hoffenstein

If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means of providing a reasonable diet then something is clearly wrong.

— Tom Jaine

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