It can be difficult to lose weight, as any dieter knows. You may successfully drop some pounds, only to see them coming back again a few months later after you go off your diet. For many people, it helps to think of weight loss in terms of living a new and healthier lifestyle from here on out, rather than simply going on a temporary diet. With that in mind, here are some fun, humorous quotes to help motivate you as you strive to meet your weight loss goals.
“I’m on a Seafood Diet. I See Food, and Then I Eat It.” — Unknown Author
This quote is great on multiple levels. It plays on the fact that many people try to lose weight by focusing on eating only certain types of foods, such as fruit smoothies or specific vegetables. The quote also addresses the temptations we all face every day. Left to our own devices, it can be easy to eat whatever is in front of you, such as having a piece of birthday cake every time there is a celebration in your office or snacking from whatever is left on your kid’s plate at the end of a meal.
“The Second Day of a Diet is Always Easier than the First. By the Second Day, You’re Off It.” – Jackie Gleason
For anyone who’s started and stopped diets on multiple occasions, this quote from the rotund actor Jackie Gleason really hits home. You get all excited about your new diet and begin to imagine that soon you’ll be feeling better and will be able to fit in smaller clothes. Unfortunately, your initial enthusiasm can fade when you see how tough the diet really is. Don’t give up. Find a diet or a way of eating that you can sustain for the long haul.
“The Leading Cause of Death Among Fashion Models is Falling Through Street Grates.” – Dave Barry
Even though fashion models make a living by being beautiful, they too can have problems with their weight. This quote underscores the importance of not going overboard in your weight loss efforts. Maintaining realistic expectations of your ideal body shape and size will help you keep from starving yourself and getting injured or even worse.
“I’m Not Overweight. I’m Just Nine Inches Too Short.” – Shelley Winters
If only this technique would really work! Unfortunately, becoming taller won’t hide the fact that you have excess fat, and this quote illustrates just how difficult it can sometimes be to reconcile the current condition of your body with the idealized version you hold in your head. Accept your body as it is and then take the necessary steps to eat better, exercise and lose weight in a healthy, gradual way.
“Stressed spelled backward is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!” — Unknown Author
This one really nails it. So many of us put on unwanted pounds when we are feeling stressed out. It’s easy to reach for a container of rich ice cream and eat it all before you even realize what has happened, or to consume a whole pizza when you’re having a bad day. Try to substitute healthier food choices whenever you get the urge to eat when feeling stress.