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Calories Quotes


"If you're cooking food, you don't have to count calories." - Michael Pollan

"books are like confort food without the calories" - Elizabeth Berg

"His voice carried authority the way Ben & Jerry's carries calories." - Stephen White

"It's smarter to look at portions than to count calories." - Randy Jackson

"laugh a lot. It burns a lot of calories." - Jessica Simpson

"I don't concern myself too much about calories and fat." - Hannah Marks

"Life is just too short to count calories forever!" - Debi Mazar

"I didn't know what to do with calories." - Carre Otis

"I never count calories, but I eat so well." - Alicia Silverstone

"Everything you do, burns calories. Getting up in the morning, 100 calories; kicking the hooker out of your bed, another 100; diapering your monkey, 35 calories; laughing at a midget, fun and 10 calories; catching your girlfriend with another guy, 2000-3000 calories, depending on backswings." - Dave Attell

"Generating exciting new ideas burns 325 calories per hour and has no carbs. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. Rambling aimlessly about a point that someone has already made burns only 3 calories per hour." - Mike Brown

"The obese are eating the worst diet in the country if you define worse as ratio of calories to essential micronutrients. They're just eating empty calories." - Bruce Ames

"These days the biggest issue is how many calories you consume. So all of this stuff distracts people from thinking about calories." - Marion Nestle

"Just as modern man consumes both too many calories and calories of no nutritional value, information workers eat data both in excess and from the wrong sources." - Timothy Ferriss

"What you want is to rev up your metabolism so that you are burning fat and calories, not preserving fat and calories." - Kathy Freston

"Just as modern man consumes both too many calories and calories of no nutritional value, information workers eat data both in excess and from the wrong sources." - Tim Ferriss

"I burn so many calories when I work out that I don't really count calories or necessarily try and stay away from anything." - Hope Solo

"Junk food, empty calories and carbs are the Big Data of the masses" - Karl Marx

"This sausage roll only contains 2% of your daily intake of calories... if you lick it." - Jack Whitehall

"I thought about making biscuits, but there seemed to be more than enough calories on board." - Charlaine Harris

"Everyone knows that if you buy chocolate with spare change, then the calories don't count." - Janet Evanovich

"Calories don't count if they're connected to a celebration. Everyone knows this." - Janet Evanovich

"Calories do' count if they"re connected to a celebration. Everyone knows this." - Janet Evanovich

"Forget about calories - everything makes thin people thinner, and fat people fatter." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"Find the balance between the calories you take in and the ones you burn up." - Jane Fonda

"Do you want to live in a world where a man lies about calories?" - Gail Parent

"I burned sixty calories. That should take care of a peanut I had in 1962." - Rita Rudner

"I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations." - Ralph Nader

"Too many people just eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change." - John Walters

"I'd be counting calories in my head while having conversations and doing crosswords." - Justine Bateman

"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard

"Every pound of muscle burns approximately 50 calories every day, just doing nothing." - Jorge Cruise

"Nothing burns more calories than dancing in 5-inch heels... try it!" - Ariana Grande

"Once you have to start counting calories, it takes away from the joy of eating." - Mireille Guiliano

"Regardless of your metabolism, if you stop consuming so many calories, you will lose weight." - Rob Mcelhenney

"Your mind burns a lot of calories. Writing can feel like a physical workout." - Philipp Meyer

"If I eat 2,700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola," - Warren Buffett

"You hit 41 and you don't burn calories like you used to." - Sam Rockwell

"Embrace good smells. No cost, no calories, no energy, no time - a quick hit of pleasure." - Gretchen Rubin

"To look and feel my best, I watch my calories and exercise." - Kim Kardashian

"Behind weight gain are the larger hurts and questions that have to be explored, probed, and understood before weight loss and maintenance is a possibility. It's a bigger issue than just calories in, calories out." - Ali Vincent

"This is a business meal. The calories do not count. I am mentally labeling these as 'business calories' so my body will know they were eaten in the line of duty and will process them differently." - Cathy Guisewite

"What we know about diets hasn't changed. It still makes sense to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, balance calories from other foods, and keep calories under control. That, however, does not make front-page news." - Marion Nestle

"If you're totally sedentary and eat 2,500 calories a day, don't instantly go to 1,200 calories and hours of aerobics - your weight loss will be sudden and violent, but also fleeting." - Martha Beck

"After a lifetime of losing and gaining weight, I get it. No matter how you slice it, weight loss comes down to the simple formula of calories in, calories out." - Valerie Bertinelli

"I have something called exercise bulimia, which is where you rid of your calories by over-exercising." - Jamie Lynn Sigler

"The path to added muscle is consuming more calories than the amount needed to keep your current bodyweight unchanged." - Dorian Yates

"[on having to lose weight] I thought I'll drink vodka instead of wine because it's less calories!" - Sienna Miller

"Calories from protein affect your brain, your appetite control center, so you are more satiated and satisfied." - Mark E Hyman

"Nowhere in the world can you find a wider variety of empty calories than at any American convenience store." - Bradley Denton

"I used to skip breakfast, but eating gets my metabolism going, so I burn more calories all day." - Kate Walsh

"I don't burn any calories trying to be masculine; I just happen to be from that world." - Adam Carolla

"Some things are worth the fat and calories, although I have to watch it like a hawk." - Megyn Kelly

"Dieting isn't complicated: if you eat 2,000 calories, you have to burn it off; simple as that." - James Purefoy

"Don't compare yourself with someone else's version of happy or thin. Accepting yourself burns the most calories." - Caroline Rhea

"I have something called exercise bulimia, which is where you rid of your calories by over-exercising." - Jamielynn Sigler

"After being in a gym, you're super hungry all the time because you're burning all these calories." - Jessica Szohr

"Calories from protein affect your brain, your appetite control center, so you are more satiated and satisfied." - Mark Hyman

"I eat about 4,500 calories every day, but I eat only nutritious, organic foods, and I don't eat added sugars." - Kris Humphries

"When I ran across America, for 75 days I ate 10,000 calories a day. I still lost about five pounds." - Dean Karnazes

"China is trying to become America without democracy while America is trying to become France without cheese calories." - P J Orourke

"...A one-pound box of prewashed lettuce contains 80 calories of food energy. According to Cornell ecologist David Pimentel, growing, chilling, washing, packaging, and transporting that box of organic salad to a plate on the East Coast takes more than 4,600 calories of fossil fuel energy, or 57 calories of fossil fuel for every calorie of food." - Michael Pollan

"I work out every day, and I eat 1,200 calories. Heres the truth - like Ive said to everybody, Every diet works if you follow the diet." - Marissa Jaret Winokur

"... the food was good solid stuff for a cold morning, all calories and fat and protein and maybe a vitamin crying softly because it was all alone." - Terry Pratchett

"Wanna lose 1200 Calories a month? Drink a liter of ice water a day. You burn the energy just raising the water to body temp." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Also, I gained lots of weight between ages 18-20 because I was drinking alcohol at night. Alcohol has lots of calories and that does not help." - Oksana Baiul

"Fashion is instinctive and sensual. Learn to love what you wear. It should feel like eating chocolates...wi thout the calories" - Alber Elbaz

"When you fall asleep after a big lunch you're really just saving up energy to work off all the calories later on." - Elizabeth Jane Howard

"Food: Part of the spiritual expression of the French, and I do not believe that they have ever heard of calories." - Beverley Baxter

"To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party." - Adelle Davis

"The calories in chocolate don't count because chocolate comes from the cocoa bean, and everyone knows that beans are good for you." - Jill Shalvis

"This women/ killer was a testament to my theory that the crazier you are, the more calories you burn. That's why psychos are always so skinny." - Chelsea Handler

"People say that all you get out of sugar is calories, no nutrients...There is no perfect food, not even mother's milk." - Frederick J. Stare

"I'm pretty much on the "eat whatever you can diet," just to get calories in, so I can maintain myself throughout the season." - Stephen Curry

"For instance, the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon." - Bill Strickland

"I'm a big fan of pastries the size of a baby that contain enough calories for a year. That seems like an effective use of time." - Mike Birbiglia

"I think steak is the ultimate comfort food, and if you're going out for one, that isn't the time to scrimp on calories or quality." - Tom Colicchio

"Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing. It's about honesty. It's about identity." - Louise Fresco

"For many years, I was obsessed about what I was eating, how many calories it had, and how much exercise I'd have to do." - Dennis Quaid

"I've eaten sheep's eyes, the still hot meat from a zebra killed by a lion, and maggots which give you 70 calories to the ounce." - Bear Grylls

"With swimming, I burn a lot of calories. I'm able to eat pretty much anything and it won't affect me. But I don't." - Ryan Lochte

"The worst diets are ones that restrict your calories too much and try to trick your body. You have no energy, and it's ridiculous." - Laura Prepon

"Sugar-free ice pops are an invention of God. They hardly have any calories since they're mostly water. I eat about 15 pops every two days." - Gene Simmons

"When I'm training in December, I have to eat like 6,000 calories a day to maintain my weight. It's a bit tiring." - Andy Murray

"I work out every day, and I eat 1,200 calories. Here's the truth - like I've said to everybody, 'Every diet works if you follow the diet.'" - Marissa Jaret Winokur

"I was definitely one of those people who fell for the fat-free cookies and chips that are loaded with sugar and calories." - Alison Sweeney

"A lifetime of low calories has come naturally to the longest-lived people in the world... in the Japanese archipelago of Okinawa." - S Jay Olshansky

"Ramen is a dish that's very high in calories and sodium. One way to make it slightly healthier is to leave the soup and just eat the noodles." - Masaharu Morimoto

"I drink coconut water before my workouts. It has just the right amount of calories and electrolytes to get me going. My body has actually started craving it." - Jennifer Morrison

"In a time when many people are looking to cut calories, reduce food intake, cut food costs, and lower their bodyweight, bodybuilders are looking to pour it on." - Robert Cheeke

"Vegetarians always ask about getting enough protein. But I don't know any nutrition expert (who) can plan a diet of natural foods resulting in a protein deficiency, so long as you're not deficient in calories. You need only 5 or 6 percent of total calories in protein... and it is pratically impossible to get below 9 percent in ordinary diets." - Nathan Pritikin

"American farmers produced 600 more calories per person per day in 2000 than they did in 1980. But some calories got cheaper than others: Since 1980, the price of sweeteners and added fats (most of them derived, respectively, from subsidized corn and subsidized soybeans), dropped 20 percent, while the price of fresh fruits and vegetables increased by 40 percent." - Michael Pollan

"Here's the number one reason Americans are heavy: The brain, very smartly, wants nutrition. But the average American is not eating nutrients; he or she is eating empty calories. So you finish that 2,000 calories and your brain says, Keep going until you get nutrients." - Mehmet Oz

"Science is starting to show that our brains are less able to detect calories in liquids. So, people in the know, including food industry executives, when they run into health trouble, the first thing they do is cut calories out of all the liquids that they drink as a way of maintaining their weight." - Michael Moss

"Of course building a kitchen makes all the symmetric sense in the world because everybody's burning calories at 120 beats a minute. You could even register it on a graph at the DJ booth. "How fast are they burning calories, sir?" "126 a minute." "Are you sure?" "Oh, I'm very sure." You can meter that out." - David Lee Roth

"You may not think you eat a lot of corn and soybeans, but you do: 75 percent of the vegetable oils in your diet come from soy (representing 20 percent of your daily calories) and more than half of the sweeteners you consume come from corn (representing around 10 perecent of daily calories)." - Michael Pollan

"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

"I realized that I didn't need nearly as many calories as I'd grown accustomed to. I ate 100 to 200 calories every two hours or so, consumed healthy proteins (yogurt, lean meat, turkey jerky), and drank a gallon of water a day. And as my weight dropped, my energy soared." - Adam Richman

"For the vast majority of those who are obese - those with a Body Mass Index over 30 - their size is their choice. They choose to take in more calories than they burn. They choose to take in high fat calories over low-fat ones. They choose to fad diet, if they choose to diet at all." - John Ridley

"On the course, I sometimes eat a little sandwich or a slow-release energy bar - one on the front nine and one on the back nine. You're out there five hours, so you have to keep eating. You're going to burn at least 1,000 calories. I'll try to take in about 400-600 calories during a round and drink water." - Rory Mcilroy

"Because I'm a chef, I eat out frequently, so it's hard for me to control what I consume in terms of calories. But when I'm at home, I eat what my wife cooks for me. She works hard to avoid making foods that are high in calories and cholesterol, so most of the time, she makes vegetarian dishes." - Masaharu Morimoto

"I don't have a strict diet. It's all about cramming in as many calories into my system as I possibly can. To be honest with you, I have a tough time keeping weight on." - Michael Phelps

"For cardio, I do SoulCycle. I really dont like to run, plus I have terrible knees and get bored on the elliptical. SoulCycle is basically a dance party on a bicycle, and you burn calories, and its so fun." - Allison Williams

"I have been in Paris for almost a week and I have not heard anyone say calories, or cholesterol, or even arterial plaque. The French do not season their food with regret." - Mary-Lou Weisman

"My favorite books are the ones that make me smile for hours after reading them. I want that for my readers, for the sweetness to linger. Sort of like chocolate, but without the calories" - Sarah Addison Allen

"You're not going to get off the couch and be at some amazing fast pace or burn crazy amounts of calories, but you have to start somewhere Eventually, you'll get there." - Jennie Finch

"So why is a third of our world battling obesity and spending huge sums to burn off excess calories, while the other two-thirds yearn to get more of them?" - Wess Stafford

"Protect everything, detect everything, contain everything - obsessional society. Save time. Save money. Save our souls - phobic society. Low tar. Low energy. Low calories. Low sex. Low speed - anorexic society." - Jean Baudrillard

"If you run 100 miles a week, you can eat anything you want - Why? Because (a) you'll burn all the calories you consume, (b) you deserve it, and (c) you'll be injured soon and back on a restricted diet anyway." - Don Kardong

"The point to keep in mind is that you don't lose fat because you cut calories; you lose fat because you cut out the foods that make you fat-the carbohydrates." - Gary Taubes

"Food imaginatively and lovingly prepared, and eaten in good company, warms the being with something more than the mere intake of calories. I cannot conceive of cooking for friends or family, under reasonable conditions, as being a chore." - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

"I don't have to follow any special diet or count calories. I try to eat healthily and before a match I load up on pasta and salads. But I pretty much do what I want." - Maria Sharapova

"So when it comes down to it, a calorie is a calorie is a calorie: There is only one moral of the story: burn as many damn calories as possible whenever you work out." - Jillian Michaels

"My whole day revolves around food. If you think you've won the day, only because you haven't eaten over 1,000 calories, you know that things are off-kilter. That's not a healthy way to be thinking." - Jonathan Tucker

"In essence, money gives us the calories we need to survive. Over time, we became aware that exchange and cooperation increase our chances for survival. Eventually we create tools to facilitate trade. One of these tools is called money." - Kabir Sehgal

"We consume far too many animal products, processed and refined foods, saturated fats, and empty calories. Industries that profit from both our ignorance and our misfortune spoon-feed us confusion and deception." - Kris Carr

"It's not volume, nor is it calories that we biologically hunger for. It's micronutrients. And until we receive enough, the hunger signal will continually urge us to eat. Thankfully, there's a simple fix: nutrient-dense food." - Brendan Brazier

"When you go on an extreme diet, your body's self-preservation mechanism responds by burning calories as slowly as possible. Of course, that makes it much more difficult to lose weight." - Tony Robbins

"I write down everything I eat and count the calories so I don't go over a certain amount. Everyone should do this if they are dieting or not. I think we all would be shocked by it." - Ruby Gettinger

"Skipping is great exercise! It burns twice as many calories as walking. It has less impact on your joints than running. And it is joy-based, unlike running which generates from our fight or flight reflex." - Kim Corbin

"Most Americans are skipping meals and when they do eat, they're starving and they're eating an excess of sugar and calories. Really it's about eating breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, and dinner, and trying to feed yourself." - Jackie Warner

"The term "starvation diet" refers to 900 calories a day. I was on one-third of a starvation diet. What do you call that? One word that comes to my mind: "suicide." - Marya Hornbacher

"Do you know how many calories are in butter and cheese and ice cream? Would you get your dog up in the morning for a cup of coffee and a donut?" - Jack Lalanne

"My favorite books are the ones that make me smile for hours after reading them. I want that for my readers, for the sweetness to linger. Sort of like chocolate, but without the calories." - Sarah Addison Allen

"If the poor overweight jogger only knew how far he had to run to work off the calories in a crust of bread he might find it better in terms of pound per mile to go to a massage parlor." - Christiaan Barnard

"I find it almost comforting to count calories, because it makes me conscious of what I'm eating. But on Super Bowl Sunday, I thought, 'Surrender to it. It's nacho time.' Then I ate nothing but Doritos all day." - Kristen Bell

"You're not going to get off the couch and be at some amazing fast pace or burn crazy amounts of calories, but you have to start somewhere... Eventually, you'll get there." - Jennie Finch

"The reason fiber helps us control our weight is that it fills the belly yet yields few calories since fiber is, for the most part, not something that we can digest." - Kathy Freston

"We need to take vegetables out of the role of side dish, even in low-fat, vegetarian diets, whose calories are generally derived mainly from grains and other starches." - Joel Fuhrman

"While eating gluten-free may help you lose weight initially because it eliminates baked goods, one has to be smart when choosing replacement options because the gluten-free versions often have the same number of calories." - Marcus Samuelsson

"These are big trade-offs for a simple piece of cake - add five hundred calories, subtract well-being, allure, and self-esteem - and the feelings behind them are anything but vain or shallow." - Caroline Knapp

"Why should Americans go on with their lives as normal, worrying about calories and hair loss, while other people are worrying about where they are going to get their next piece of bread?" - Norman Finkelstein

"Thankfully, I'm lucky enough to be able to eat ice cream. I've got to have my cookies and cream! But I work out a lot, so I burn a lot of calories." - Adrian Peterson

"When you go to the grocery store, you find that the cheapest calories are the ones that are going to make you the fattest - the added sugars and fats in processed foods." - Michael Pollan

"Like baseball, food will never go out of style; we will always need to eat and we will always find it entertaining. I think of food TV this way - all the fun and none of the calories." - Gail Simmons

"People think that you can save calories by eating fewer meals a day, but it works just the opposite: the fewer meals you eat, the more counterproductive it becomes to you being able to lose weight." - Ian K Smith

"I thought, 'It doesn't matter what that woman is wearing,' but then I realised actually it's our job as designers to make women smile; to bring them the chocolate without the calories." - Alber Elbaz

"In Kenya, where there isn't the luxury of feeding grains to animals, livestock yield more calories than they consume because they are fattened on grass and agricultural by-products inedible to humans." - Tristram Stuart

"For cardio, I do SoulCycle. I really don't like to run, plus I have terrible knees and get bored on the elliptical. SoulCycle is basically a dance party on a bicycle, and you burn calories, and it's so fun." - Allison Williams

"My best nutrition tip is to eat things you like that are low in calories and fat. Some of my favorites are chicken, rice, assorted veggies, egg white omelets, turkey sandwiches and protein shakes." - Nate Holland

"When I hear health professionals suggesting that you shouldn't worry about the balance of calories in versus calories out, but rather eat clean and follow your hunger instincts, well, I really just want to pinch their heads off. That's like a millionaire suggesting that instead of worrying about that's in your bank account, just listen to your shopping instincts and buy high-quality goods . . . weight loss is not magic. To a great extent, it's accounting." - Chalene Johnson

"MyFitnessPal and although using the app was novel at first, it soon became a drag. Keeping a food diary was not part of my daily routine and was not something I came to the app wanting to do. I wanted to lose weight and the app was telling me how to do it with its strict method of tracking calories in and calories out.
" - Hooked

"Advising the average person to not concern herself with calories but instead to pay attention to hunger triggers and eating foods rick in nutrients-well, it's a wonderful concept. I also love the thought of unicorns jumping over cotton candy rainbows. I'm even considering taking up basketball to see if it makes me taller. Come on already! Suggesting that someone who struggles with his weight does not need to think about calories is as risky as suggesting you not look at price tags the next time you're in the market for a car." - Chalene Johnson

"What we need to do now is recognize that it is the sum total of human ingenuity that is responsible for the epidemics of chronic disease. Throughout most of human history, calories were scarce and hard to get, and physical activity unavoidable. Calories are now abundant, and physical activity is hard to get. We took an unstable, uncertain food supply and fixed it. What now passes as exercise and requires specialized footwear used to be called "survival." You had to do it. Now you never have to do it. We solved it too well. Now we don't need our muscles for anything." - David Katz

"We are creatures. We have a link with a native habitat just like every other species. Throughout most of human history, physical activity was unavoidable, calories were scarce and hard to get. In the modern era, calories are unavoidable, physical activity is scare and hard to get. The traits that allowed our ancestors to survive, and let's face it, the survival of our ancestors is the reason that we're here because the people who don't survive and make very crummy ancestors, are our traits. But they're very much at odds with the modern environment." - David Katz

"There's a list of foods I can't have in the house. Peanut butter, can't have that in the house. Potato chips, can't have that in the house. Random little small mini candy bars, don't even think about it. I just have to watch everything. I have to stay between 1500 and 1600 calories a day. That's it." - Richard Simmons

"L.A. scares the crap out of me. I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad. I will absolutely lose it." - Emma Watson

"It is food - we now know that food is information, not just calories, and that it can upgrade your biologic software. The majority of chronic disease is primarily a food borne illness. We ate ourselves into this problem and we have to eat ourselves out of it." - Mark Hyman, M.D.

"Kids who participate in school meal programs get roughly half of their calories each day at school. ... This is an extraordinary responsibility. But it's also an opportunity. And it's why one of the single most important things we can do to fight childhood obesity is to make those meals at school as healthy and nutritious as possible." - Michelle Obama

"- "Women should all move to Amazonia, or at least vacation there four times a year." - "Amazonia?" - "It's the girl world in my head, where I go when I'm annoyed with Carter, or just men in general. There are five shoe stores per capita, nothing has any calories, and all the books and movies end happy ever after." - "I like Amazonia. When do we leave?" - Nora Roberts