The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it.
Seeing is deceiving. It’s eating that’s believing.
The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
Before long it will be the animals who do the dieting so that the ultimate consumer does not have to.
Think of weight gain as merely a rounding error.
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign that something is eating us.
Peter De Vries
The diet book is one of those fool-and-money separation devices that seems, like roulette or slot machines, never to lose its power.
Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.
I refuse to spend
my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.
I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
Wanna waste money? Buy diet books. Wanna make money? Write one. Wanna waist away? Eat less.
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(This story appears in the 07 February, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)