Obesity Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old obesity quotes, obesity sayings, and obesity proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead, we must be positive--positive about the fun and benefits to be had from healthy living, trying to get rid of people's excuses for being obese by tackling the issue in a positive way. Andrew Lansley
Child hunger and child obesity are really just two sides of the same coin. Both rob our children of the energy, strength, and stamina they need to succeed in school and in life. And that, in turn, robs our country of so much of their promise. Michelle Obama
Fitness has to be fun. If it is not played, there will be no fitness. Play, you see, is the process. Fitness is merely the product. George Sheehan
Fitness is like the blade of a knife; you want to sharpen it without ruining the blade. Sally Jenkins
The further I got into training for health and fitness, which it was in the beginning, the better it got. Priscilla Welch
Good physical fitness is essential to good physical and mental health. John F. Kennedy
You can't stop the exterior aging...It's because of health and fitness, and what I eat, and exercise especially, that inside I feel really young. Priscilla Welch
Of all the parasites that affect humanity, I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity. William Banting
Obesity is the state of being fat to the point of having detrimental health consequences. Dr. Jason Fung
Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat may compromise health. NHLBI 1998
Obesity's contribution to the burden of chronic disease has been equal if not greater than that of smoking. Robert H. Lustig
Obesity doesn't kill. Metabolic syndrome kills. Robert H. Lustig
If you are obese, it must be because you chose to either eat more, exercise less, or more. Robert H. Lustig
Yet let me not be unconsoled: / So many greybeards I behold, / Distinguished in affairs of state, / In culture counted with the Great, / Have tummies with a shameless bulge, / And so I think I'll still indulge / In eats I like without a qualm, / And damn my diaphragm!' Robert William Service
Word count a burden, / lines adding weight / Meaning gets crushed, / —feelings deflate. Kurt Philip Behm
Many graves are dug / with forks, spoons and knives. / Many overeat till they lose their lives. / Obesity kills / like dire suicide. Wallace Dean LaBenne
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little. John Kenneth Galbraith
This is what people don't understand: obesity is a symptom of poverty. It's not a lifestyle choice where people are just eating and not exercising. It's because kids - and this is the problem with school lunch right now - are getting sugar, fat, empty calories - lots of calories - but no nutrition. Tom Colicchio
There is an obesity epidemic. One out of every three Americans... weighs as much as the other two. Richard Jeni
Fixing obesity is going to require a change in our modern relationship with food. I'm hopeful that we begin to see a turnaround in this childhood obesity epidemic. S.J. Olshansky
Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable. Jackie Gleason
Issues like obesity do, as you well know, have a knock-on effect to diabetes. So we all are better off if we invest early in prevention. Jacinda Ardern
Everything that has to do with food is sensuous. In the United States, however, we are eating all the time. We have a problem with obesity. And yet, we don't enjoy food that much. Isabel Allende
About eighty percent of the food on shelves of supermarkets today didn't exist 100 years ago. Lary McLeary
Overeating regularly eventually leads to underliving. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
With discipline, you can lose weight, you can excel in work, you can win the war. Amit Kalantri
One of the leading causes of obesity is the misbelief that, when it comes to juice, ‘100%’ means ‘sugar-free. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Most people stop eating not when their stomachs are full but when their plates are empty. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Obesity rates are inversely correlated with the amount of time in food preparation. The more time a nation devotes to food preparation at home, the lower its rate of obesity. Michael Pollan
You take away the handicap of obesity, and this person becomes someone else. Take a jolly fat man for instance. You talk to him, and his heart is breaking. He wants to be thin. Jean Nidetch