Motivational Weight Loss Quotes About Healthy Living

These motivational quotes for weight loss will inspire you to achieve!

Norbert Juma

If you are on a journey to weight loss and healthy living, these motivational weight loss quotes are sure to inspire you.

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Whether it’s a little or a lot, losing weight and keeping it off is no easy task.

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Why are motivational weight loss quotes so important?

Well, it’s simple… we’ve all had goals to lose weight, burn fat, and feel lighter.

Having high energy is essential for living a high standard of life since it directly affects our mood, relationships, productivity, and overall confidence.

Whether we are trying to lose weight for looks or feel, we all need some extra motivation.

Let these motivational weight loss quotes:

  • remind you that you are not alone in your frustration
  • keep your goal in mind when deciding what to eat
  • help you show up to the gym

These motivational quotes for weight loss are not the cure, but they can help lift your mood when you feel like giving up.

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Motivational quotes for weight loss to help keep you going

1. “The distance between who I am and who I want to be is only separated by what I do!”

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2. “The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.”

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3. “To change your body you must first change your mind.”

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4. “Someone busier than you is running right now.”

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5. “Working out is never convenient. But neither is illness, diabetes and obesity!”

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6. “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m DONE!”

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7. “I don’t work hard because I hate my body. I workout because I love it!”

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8. “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”

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9. “When it burns, is when you’re just getting started. That’s when you get stronger!”

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10. “If you have 30 minutes for Facebook, you have 1 hour for the gym!”

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11. “If it was about knowledge, we would all be skinny and rich. It’s not about what you know but what you do!”

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12. “Fitness is like marriage, you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.” – Bonnie Pfiester

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13. “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” – Gene Tunney

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14. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

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15. “Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.” ― Elizabeth Berg

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16. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

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17. “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” ~Carrie Latet

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18. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

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19. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” –Robert Collier

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20. “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” – Emilie Coue

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21. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” – Venus Williams

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22. “The best way to predict your health is to create it.”

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23. “You can’t run from all your problems, but it will help you lose weight.”

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24. “Get started as if you are motivated. Pretend. And the motivation will come!”

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25. “Excuses don’t burn calories.”

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26. “Your body hears everything your mind says. Keep going. You can!”

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27. “Don’t stop until you’re proud.”

28. “You don’t have to go fast, you just have to go.”

29. “If you’re tired of starting over; stop giving up!”

30. “On the other side of your workout is the body and health you want!”

31. “The question isn’t can you, it’s will you!”

32. “Workouts are like life. The harder it is, the STRONGER YOU BECOME!”

33. “If no one thinks you can, then you have to!”

34. “If you still look good at the end of your workout…you didn’t work hard enough!”

35. “I’m not running a marathon or a 5 K. I have no upcoming competitions and I don’t plan on going to the beach. I am working out like my life depends on it. Because it does!”

36. FOR LAUGHS: “The reason fat men are good-natured is they can neither fight nor run.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

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37. “Make time for it. Just get it done. Nobody ever got strong or got in shape by thinking about it. They did it.” – Jim Wendler

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38. “Weight loss is not impossible. Weight loss is hard, but hard is not the same as impossible.” – Unknown

39. “Marathon runners don’t worry about the conditions, they just run anyway!” – Unknown

40. “Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley

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Weight loss quotes to inspire you

41. “Don’t reward yourself with food. You are not a dog. – Unknown

42. “Every weight loss program, no matter how positively it’s packaged, whispers to you that you’re not right. You’re not good enough. You’re unacceptable and you need to be fixed.” ― Kim Brittingham

43. “The only successful way to reach and maintain a healthy weight is to find what works for you.” – Unknown

44. “Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way.” – Oprah Winfrey

45. Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to the person from yesterday. – Unknown

46. “A huge part of losing weight is believing you can do it and realizing it’s not going to happen overnight.” – Unknown

47. “The hardest step to fitness is the first. Take it now!” — Heather Montgomery

48. “Your body can do anything. It’s your mind that needs convincing” – Unknown

49. Your goals are as good as your actions. No action taken, no goals achieved – Derric Yuh Ndim

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Motivational quotes about weight loss

50. “If you have discipline, drive, and determination… nothing is impossible.”– Dana Linn Bailey

51. “Eliminate the mindset of can’t — because you can do anything.”– Toni Horton

52. “Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen.”– Michael Jordan

53. “Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart.”– Gene Tunney

54. “If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.”– Julius Erving

55. “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”– Unknown

56. “If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.”– Errick McAdams

57. “If you wait, all that happens is you get older.”– Larry McMurtry

58. “To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”– William Londen

59. “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”– Anonymous

60. “I always believed if you take care of your body it will take care of you.”– Ted Lindsay

61. “It is better to take small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”– Proverb

62. “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”― Mary Pickford

63. “Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumbbell; it starts in your head with a decision.”– Toni Sorenson

64. “Triumph by putting a little soul into it!”– Nancy Mure

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65. “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons” – Jim Rohn

66. “We are what we repeatedly do; therefore excellence is not merely an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

67. “Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” – Doris Lessing

68. “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

69. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

70. “If you only do what is easy, you will always remain weak.” – Joyce Meyer

71. “To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

72. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” – Rosa Parks

73. “If you want to be skinny do what skinny people do.” – Brian Wansink

74. “Eat responsibly. You don’t have to be a saint with your food, but you can’t eat like every day is thanksgiving either.” – Brad Pilon

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75. “Think of your workouts as important meetings you’ve scheduled with yourself. Bosses don’t cancel.” – Unknown

76. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” – Nikki Rogers

77. “You must tell yourself, no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it.” – Unknown

78. “To lose weight permanently requires faith – faith there is a bigger life waiting for you beyond food and weight.” – Catherine L. Taylor

79. “Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent and be patient.” – Unknown

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80. “Success is what comes after you stop making excuses.” – Luis Galarza

81. “Good habits are as addictive as bad habits. But far more rewarding.” – Karen Salmansohn

82. “Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” – Bethenny Frankel

83. “There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” – Pat Riley

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84. “Everything you can imagine about how you will look and feel when you lose weight is real.” – Felicity Luckey

85. “With discipline, you can lose weight, you can excel in work, you can win the war.” – Amit Kalantri

86. “The empowering thought is that busy hands cannot eat!” – Nancy Mure

87. “A high functioning palate allows you to live without sugar and salt.” – Nancy Mure

88. “First step to lose weight. Get and stay active!” – Josheel Dole

89. “Your body is not just yours. It is a gift and a responsibility.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

90. “Our eyes are meant to show us food when we are hungry, not to make us hungry when we see food.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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91. “If you want to be a celebrated loser, be a weight loser.” – Vincent Okay Nwachukwu

92. “Life is healthy, but lifestyle makes it unhealthy.” – Amit Kalantri

93. “Take the admission to the gym to avoid the admission to the hospital.” – Amit Kalantri

94. “All you need are a pair of tennis shoes and motivation to change the course of your life.” – Heidi Bond

Weight loss quotes about healthy eating and exercise

95. “Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.” — Gigi Hadid

96. “If you take care of your body, it’ll take care of you.” — Usher

97. “For me, exercise is more than just physical—it’s therapeutic.” Michelle Obama

98. “Dieting is the only game where you win when you lose!” — Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion Designer

99. “Fitness: If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.” — Cher

100. “Ask yourself, ‘Am I really hungry, or am I having this because it looks good?’” — Jordin Sparks

101. “It’s all about reading labels and being aware and conscious of what goes in.” — Jennifer Aniston

102. “It was basically just portion control, and ‘I don’t need it,’ I was just shoving everything into my mouth.” — John Goodman

103. “For me, getting enough sleep, drinking lots of water, having a healthy diet, and staying away from alcohol are musts. It’s so boring, I know, but doing those things really helps.” — Jessica Biel

104. “Working out for me is something I do when I feel like it. But it’s really about feeling good and taking care of my body rather than having to fit into any sort of model or anything like that. I try to eat well, and everything I do is really just to make me feel my best.” — Lea Michele

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105. “Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a #badass.”Demi Lovato

106. “I’m prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!” — Jennifer Hudson

107. “For me, it’s just eat whatever makes you feel good.” — Jessica Simpson

108. “I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you.” — Joyce Meyer

109. “I don’t want to be skinny. I’m constantly in a state of self-improvement, but I don’t beat myself up over it.” — Mindy Kaling

110. “I lost my weight the healthy and good old-fashioned way: Watching what I eat and working out with my trainer.” — Miranda Lambert

111. “Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health.” — Julia Child

112. “I just think you should eat less of everything. A little bit less. I don’t want to live a life where you can’t have what you want; it just makes you want it more.” — Drew Barrymore

 113. “When I lost my weight and kept it off, it’s when I lost it slowly. I know that expression ‘the turtle wins the race’. Now I know that if I lose weight in a healthy way, I keep it off.”— Khloé Kardashian

114. “It’s about taking the time before food goes in your mouth to be aware: Am I aware that I’m eating this? And am I eating it because I’m hungry or because I need to soothe myself?” — Valerie Bertinelli

Motivational weight loss quotes about food and food choices

115. “One should eat to live, not live to eat.” — Moliere

116. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” — Unknown

117. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates

118. “Food is your body’s fuel. Without fuel, your body wants to shut down.” — Ken Hill

119. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” — Virginia Woolf

120. “I eat a variety of foods like vegetables, fruit and beef for protein and iron.” — Sasha Cohen

121. “Chicken fat, beef fat, fish fat, fried foods – these are the foods that fuel our fat genes by giving them raw materials for building body fat.” — Neal Barnard

122. “As I see it, a green salad is an open invitation to carrots, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and the sprouts that grow in jars on my kitchen counter.” — Victoria Moran

123. “Food is not the problem. It’s what we do with food that becomes the problem. That’s why we need to learn to keep everything in our lives—especially our eating—in proper balance.” — Joyce Meyer

124. “There are those people who can eat one piece of chocolate, one piece of cake, drink one glass of wine. There are even people who smoke one or two cigarettes a week. And then there are people for whom one of anything is not even an option.” — Abigail Thomas, Thinking About Memoir

Weight loss quotes to encourage you on your journey

125. “To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.” – William Shakespeare

126. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” – Jim Rohn

127. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

128.  “You aren’t fat. You have fat. Fat does not define you.” – Unknown

129. “Remember, you become what you think. Think discouraging thoughts, and you’ll get discouraged.” – Joyce Meyer

130. “Successful weight loss takes programming, not willpower.” – Phil McGraw

131. “Weight loss surgery isn’t going to make you lose weight; it’s a tool to help you lose weight. Half of it is the surgery, and half of it is you eating what you’re supposed to eat and exercising.” – Ashley Nell Tipton

132. “There’s a huge emotional component to weight loss.” – Carnie Wilson

133. “If you believe that weight loss requires self-deprivation, I’m going to teach you otherwise.” – Robert Atkins

134. “While weight loss is important, what’s more important is the quality of food you put in your body – food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes.” – Mark Hyman

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135. “Permanent weight loss doesn’t come with an on and off switch. It is not something you do for a little while and think it is going to change your body.” — Jennifer Hudson

136. “Perhaps by sharing my personal weight-loss journey on television, I can help others confront the truth and lies behind obesity.” — Ruby Gettinger

137. “Frequently, visualization is the key to lose weight. Imagine yourself with your desired body, and work for it. At some point in the future, this wish will come true.” — David Viscott

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138. “My temptation is emotional, and resisting will further my needed weight loss and strengthen my character.  Furthermore, nothing tastes as good as thin feels.” — Stephen Covey

139. “Permanent weight loss means making small, manageable changes and sticking with them for life.” — Michael Adam Hamilton

140. “In India, we kind of concentrate only on weight loss. I want to teach people that it is very important to be strong and fit, rather than just thin.” — Bipasha Basu

141. “As far as dieting and weight loss go, diet and exercise actually works. Lots of running and healthy eating.” — Emile Hirsch

142. “Little changes over time are the secret to long term weight loss success!” — Chris Powell

143. “Despite what many nutritionists have preached for years, rapid weight-loss diets can be healthy if done correctly and can work wonders on reducing pounds and inches in just days.” — Mike Moreno

144. “The bottom line is that you will not lose fat effectively with exercise-driven weight-loss efforts unless your eating habits moderate insulin production.” — Mark Sisson

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145. “I found that permanent weight loss is just a matter of self-control with a twist of discipline.” — Efthymios Tzimas

146. “The goal of weight loss is loss of fat, not merely weight. Body builders are fifty or more pounds overweight, but their total body fat is below average.” — Lily Splane

147. “Weight loss is all about learning a new lifestyle that is healthier.” — Fiona Gatt

148. “Don’t let challenges or discouragements affect your weight-loss actions. Instead of letting your struggles pull you down, start training yourself to notice all the good things around you.” — Linda Spangle

149. “Weight loss is often an elusive goal – one that is hard to keep up for a long time.” — Anong Sasithorn

150. “Weight loss is hard work — not magic.” — Machiel N. Kennedy

151. “Quick weight loss can motivate and encourage a person to adopt more positive lifestyle changes once normal eating is resumed.” — Neva Coyle

152. “Weight loss is not something you order by picking up the phone. It isn’t a pizza. Instead, it is a commitment and a personal challenge.” — Haylie Furmanm

153. “Weight loss is fueled by the choices you make. In most circumstances, you have the power to decide between healthy and unhealthy choices and between small or large portion sizes.” — Jonathan Gibson

154. “Maximizing your weight loss is hard work, and while it does include eating less and working out more, that is an overly simplified look at weight loss.” — Jennifer Heisler

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155. “I have more energy to run after our four children. Weight loss and great skin were a bonus!” ― Niecy Nash

156. “For both optimal health and weight loss, you must consume a diet with a high nutrient-per-calorie ratiothere are no shortcuts.” ― Joel Fuhrman

157. “If you find you require willpower, you aren’t ready to lose weight.” ― Augusten Burroughs

158. “Imagine a weight-loss program at the end of which, instead of better health, good looks, and hot romantic prospects, you die. Somalia had become just this kind of spa.” ― P. J. O’Rourke

159. “…Almost everything inside was filled with sugar, cheese, and weight-loss tips.” ― Adam Rex

160. “A great mix of tips, tricks, and anecdotes, All is Forgiven, Move On has excellent ideas for your weight loss journey and for improving your life along the way!” ― Judith S. Beck

161. “We’ve got a recipe for disaster. It’s huge — this combination of body image issues and the drug’s weight loss appeal.” ― Robert Hughes

162. “The weight loss has been a secondary change to the mental changes I have made. Weight loss does not fix problems; how you view yourself does.” ― Erin Willett

163. “The Glycemic Index is one the best tools for fat loss. It measures how quickly foods breakdown into sugar in your bloodstream.” ― Al Sears

164. “When you’re the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries.” ― Kirstie Alley

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165. “When followed correctly, the Dukan Diet is both a safe and effective method of weight loss.” ― Pierre Dukan

166. “Weight loss after pregnancy is safe but requires attention and guidelines.” ― Debbie Meyer

167. “No, as it turns out, I really like being congratulated on my weight loss. I like it so much, it’s tragic.” ― Carrie Fisher

168. “Instead it seems that business – like weight loss – is a subject wherein hope and fear inspire limitless gullibility.” ― Paul Krugman

169. “The secret of losing weight is patience.” ― Jane Fonda

170. “When we lose twenty pounds… we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty.” ― Woody Allen

171. “I didn’t start out about weight loss. I was very tired and my energy was low. This is my second go-around in love, so I want to make sure I’ll be around to enjoy it.” ― Niecy Nash

172. “Overweight and obesity is the second leading cause of death, killing 300,000 people a year, There is not a miracle pill that will lead to weight loss.” ― Richard Carmona

173. “Find the balance between the calories you take in and the ones you burn up.” ― Jane Fonda

174. “If you keep on eating unhealthy food than no matter how many weight loss tips you follow, you are likely to retain weight and become obese. If only you start eating healthy food, you will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to lose weight.” ― Subodh Gupta

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Norbert Juma
Norbert Juma is a Lifestyle Writer and Lead Editor at EverydayPower.com, where he ensures the publication of high-quality and inspiring content for our readers. With a BSC in Computer Science and expertise in WordPress, SEO, and social media marketing, he collaborates with our talented writers to make sure every article we publish is polished and engaging. Norbert's contributions to EverydayPower's vision of positivity and progress in digital media have earned him recognition as a thought leader in the industry.
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  1. mark smith

    July 14, 2023 at 2:07 AM

    Awesome article… I GOT what i did not know.

  2. Jay

    August 2, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    I personally love #47 the most. Consistency is key an not a lot of people realize that. I actually went as far as to make a video highlighting that to make sure people understood how important that is.

    Anyways, I hope you continue to inspire people!

    -Jay at Fitness Engineered

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