Diet Motivation Quotes and Tips

Dale Carnegie's How to Lose Weight and Influence the Scale

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These diet motivation quotes and tips are part of a series of over 360 quotes as inspiration for health, fitness and weight loss success.

The motivational weight loss tips on this page, together with weight loss quotes, questions, answers and positive dieting affirmations for healthy weight loss, are transformed from famous Dale Carnegie quotes.

Dale Carnegie's How to Lose Weight and Influence the Scale is part 20 of 36 in our Great Minds Think Fit™ series for weight loss motivation.


Dale Carnegie's famous inspirational quotes are the answers to our dieting and weight loss questions.

Dale Carnegie (November 24, 1888 - November 1, 1955) American writer, lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, corporate training, and interpersonal skills, bestselling-author of How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2001

Is feeling sorry for ourselves because we're overweight a waste of energy?

Felicity: Is feeling sorry for ourselves because we're overweight a waste of energy?

Dale Carnegie Quote: Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

Weight Loss Motivation: Feeling sorry for yourself because you're overweight is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have if you're trying to lose weight.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Feeling sorry for myself because I’m overweight is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit I could possibly have if I’m trying to lose weight.

Self-Pity Quote
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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2002

How can we successfully lose weight and keep it off if we've failed in the past?

Felicity: How can we successfully lose weight and keep it off if we've failed in the past?

Dale Carnegie Quote: Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Weight Loss Motivation: Develop success from your weight loss failures. Discouragement and failure from previous dieting attempts are two of the surest stepping stones to weight loss success.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: I develop success from my weight loss failures. Discouragement and failure from previous dieting attempts are two of the surest stepping stones to my weight loss success.

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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2003

Can we achieve weight loss success if we don't like the exercise we're doing or the food we're eating?

Felicity: Can we achieve weight loss success if we don't like the exercise we're doing or the food we're eating?

Dale Carnegie Quote: You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.

Weight Loss Motivation: You never achieve weight loss success unless you like the exercise you're doing and the food you're eating.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: I can never achieve weight loss success unless I like the exercise I’m doing and the food I’m eating.

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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2004

How can we be more enthusiastic about exercising and dieting?

Felicity: How can we be more enthusiastic about exercising and dieting?

Dale Carnegie Quote: Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.

Weight Loss Motivation: Act enthusiastic about exercising and dieting and you will be enthusiastic.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: If I act enthusiastic about exercising and dieting, I will be enthusiastic.

Diet Enthusiasm Quote
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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2005

What can we do to stop ourselves from overeating when we're bored?

Felicity: What can we do to stop ourselves from overeating when we're bored?

Dale Carnegie Quote: Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Weight Loss Motivation: Are you overeating because you are bored with your diet? Then throw yourself into an exercise and weight loss program you believe in with all your heart and you will never feel the need to overeat due to boredom again.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Am I overeating because I am bored with my diet? Then I will throw myself into an exercise and weight loss program I believe in with all my heart and I will never feel the need to overeat due to boredom again.

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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2006

Will we be happy when we lose weight?

Felicity: Will we be happy when we lose weight?

Dale Carnegie Quote: Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions; it is governed by our mental attitude.

Weight Loss Motivation: Happiness doesn't depend on how we look and the size clothes we wear; our happiness is governed by our attitude.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Happiness doesn't depend on how I look and the size clothes I wear; my happiness is governed by my attitude.

Attitude and Happiness Quote
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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2007

What can we do if we are embarrassed to exercise because we worry about what people may say about us?

Felicity: What can we do if we are embarrassed to exercise because we worry about what people may say about us?

Dale Carnegie Quote: Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

Weight Loss Motivation: Instead of being embarrassed and worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to lose weight, get in shape and accomplish something they will admire.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Instead of being embarrassed and worrying about what people say of me, I will spend time trying to lose weight, get in shape and accomplish something they will admire.

Accomplishment Quote
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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2008

What can we do if we are unable to lose weight and there seems to be no hope at all?

Felicity: What can we do if we are unable to lose weight and there seems to be no hope at all?

Dale Carnegie Quote: Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Weight Loss Motivation: Most of the people who have successfully lost large amounts of weight are people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: Like most of the people who have successfully lost large amounts of weight, I will keep on trying when there seems to be no hope at all.

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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2009

Can we convince others to lose weight for the sake of their health?

Felicity: Can we convince others to lose weight for the sake of their health?

Dale Carnegie Quote: There is only one way to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.

Weight Loss Motivation: There is only one way to get anybody to lose weight. And that is by making the other person want to change their eating and exercise habits.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: There is only one way to get myself to lose weight. And that is by making me want to change my eating and exercise habits.

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Diet Motivation Quote and Question #2010

Is it possible for anyone to transform their body and their life?

Felicity: Is it possible for anyone to transform their body and their life?

Dale Carnegie Quote: We all have possibilities we don't know about. We can do things we don't even dream we can do.

Weight Loss Motivation: We all have weight loss possibilities we don't know about. We can transform our bodies in ways we don't even dream we can.

Think Thin Dieting Affirmation: I have weight loss possibilities I don't know about. I can transform my body in ways I don't even dream I can.

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