Lose Weight Motivation Quotes and Tips

Savvy Editors Offer a Daily Scoop of Weight Loss Inspiration

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

The inspirational diet tips on this page, together with weight loss quotes, questions, answers and positive weight loss affirmations for healthy dieting success, are transformed from famous editor quotes.

Savvy Editors Offer a Daily Scoop of Weight Loss Inspiration is part 36 of 36 in our Great Minds Think Fit™ series for weight loss motivation.


Former editors' famous inspirational quotes are the answers to our weight loss questions.

Editors/Guest Motivators (in chronological order):

Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784) Chief editor of the Encyclopédie
Horace Greeley (1811 - 1872) Editor of New York Tribune
Edgar Watson Howe (1853 - 1937) Editor of his magazine, E.W. Howe's Monthly
William Allen White (1868 - 1944) Editor and owner of the Emporia Gazette
George Horace Lorimer (1869 - 1937) Editor-in-chief of the Saturday Evening Post
Herbert Bayard Swope (1882 - 1958) Editor at the New York World
George Jean Nathan (1882 - 1958) Editor of the American Spectator
Margaret Anderson (1886 - 1973) Editor of The Little Review
Craig Claiborne (1920 - 2000) Food editor of the New York Times
Meg Greenfield (1930 - 1999) Washington Post and Newsweek editorial writer

Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3601

Can you give us a formula for weight loss success?

Felicity: Can you give us a formula for weight loss success?

Herbert Bayard Swope Quote: I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: I cannot give you the formula for weight loss success, but I can give you the formula for weight loss failure - which is: Try to please everybody by eating everything they offer you.

Think Thin Affirmation: I cannot give myself the formula for weight loss success, but I can give myself the formula for weight loss failure - which is: Try to please everybody by eating everything they offer me.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3602

What has every successful dieter that you've heard of done?

Felicity: What has every successful dieter that you've heard of done?

Edgar Watson Howe Quote: Every successful person I have heard of has done the best he could with the conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: Every successful dieter I have heard of has made the best food choices they could with the menus as they found them, and not waited until tomorrow, Monday, or New Year's Day to begin a diet.

Think Thin Affirmation: Like every successful dieter I have heard of who has made the best food choices they could with the menus as they found them, I will not wait until tomorrow, Monday, or New Year's Day to begin my diet.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3603

Is losing weight for the sake of our health our first responsibility?

Felicity: Is losing weight for the sake of our health our first responsibility?

Margaret Anderson Quote: Self-preservation is the first responsibility.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: Losing weight for the sake of our health and for self-preservation is our first responsibility.

Think Thin Affirmation: Losing weight for the sake of my health and for self-preservation is my first responsibility.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3604

How can we stop trying crash diets that are dangerous and don't work?

Felicity: How can we stop trying crash diets that are dangerous and don't work?

William Allen White Quote: The facts fairly and honestly presented; truth will take care of itself.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: The facts about dangerous crash diets fairly and honestly presented; truth that a sensible diet is best will take care of itself.

Think Thin Affirmation: I see the facts about dangerous crash diets fairly and honestly presented; truth that a sensible diet is best will take care of itself.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3605

How can we go to bed with the satisfaction of knowing we lost weight that day?

Felicity: How can we go to bed with the satisfaction of knowing we lost weight that day?

George Horace Lorimer Quote: You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: You've got to get up every morning determined to stick to your diet if you're going to go to bed with the satisfaction of knowing you lost weight that day.

Think Thin Affirmation: I've got to get up every morning determined to stick to my diet if I'm going to go to bed with the satisfaction of knowing I lost weight that day.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3606

If we want to control our weight, how should we feel after a meal?

Felicity: If we want to control our weight, how should we feel after a meal?

Horace Greeley Quote: Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: If you want to lose weight, always get up from the table with a little space in your stomach and never sit down to eat if you're not hungry.

Think Thin Affirmation: If I want to lose weight, I always get up from the table with a little space in my stomach and I never sit down to eat if I'm not hungry.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3607

Why do we overeat when we're angry?

Felicity: Why do we overeat when we're angry?

George Jean Nathan Quote: No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: No dieter can think clearly enough to avoid overeating when they're angry.

Think Thin Affirmation: I am aware that I cannot think clearly enough to avoid overeating when I'm angry.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3608

Is there such a thing as tempting the weight loss gods?

Felicity: Is there such a thing as tempting the weight loss gods?

Meg Greenfield Quote: There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: There is such a thing as tempting the weight loss gods. Eating too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court dieting disaster. The forces of weight gain are always watching. They never rest.

Think Thin Affirmation: There is such a thing as me tempting the weight loss gods. Eating too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court dieting disaster. The forces of weight gain are always watching me. They never rest.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3609

Why do we find it so difficult to lose weight?

Felicity: Why do we find it so difficult to lose weight?

Craig Claiborne Quote: Man is born to eat.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: Losing weight becomes easier when we remember that we are born to eat, not overeat.

Think Thin Affirmation: Losing weight becomes easier when I remember that I was born to eat, not overeat.

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Lose Weight Motivation Quote and Question #3610

Can someone else change our eating habits for us?

Felicity: Can someone else change our eating habits for us? 

Denis Diderot Quote: You have to make it happen.

Weight Loss Motivation Tip: No-one can change your eating habits for you; you have to be the one to make it happen.

Think Thin Affirmation: No-one can change my eating habits for me; I have to be the one to make it happen.

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