Top 70 Obesity Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Obesity Quotes from famous people such as Annie Lowrey, Morgan Spurlock, Luciana Berger, Frances Beinecke, Frans van Houten, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Even very low-income communities are seeing rising rate

Even very low-income communities are seeing rising rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease as a result. But many countries lack the tax revenue and medical infrastructure to treat such conditions, leading to a burgeoning global-health crisis.
Annie Lowrey
I couldn’t open up a magazine, you couldn’t read a newspaper, you couldn’t turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America.
Morgan Spurlock
As we confront the child obesity crisis, advergames that promote unhealthy foods to kids are a real cause for concern.
Luciana Berger
The San Gabriel Valley, stretching from Pasadena to Pomona, is especially starved for open space. The valley has a rich array of ethnically diverse communities, but it also has some of the highest rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in the state.
Frances Beinecke
Poor diet and sedentary behaviour have led to an increase in obesity and lifestyle-related disease and a huge rise in chronic medical conditions.
Frans van Houten
Despite all the attention paid to the obesity epidemic and the growing prevalence of preventable diseases, in the U.S. – as a society and as an industry – we’ve made health hard, even as our daily lives become easier.
Bruce Broussard
The people in power have created an obesity epidemic.
Robert Atkins
It is said that the way to prevent obesity is not to allow kids to become overweight in the first place. But it takes a multi-pronged approach that has to start with parents. Kids are just too young to understand the consequences of obesity.
Lisa Ling
As a late teenager, I had some puppy fat on me, and I noticed that I could put on weight. I have always been very disciplined because my mother was very beautiful, a very pretty woman, but she was immobilised by obesity. At her biggest, she was about 17 stone. And she was always on some sort of fad diet.
Trudie Styler
I considered obesity a disease. It can destroy you from within. It almost destroyed me, and I do not want that to happen to anybody.
Arjun Kapoor
Sugary drinks are blamed for increasing the rates of chronic disease and obesity in America. Yet efforts to reduce their consumption through taxes or other measures have gone nowhere. The beverage industry has spent millions defeating them.
Robert Reich
Obesity affects every aspect of a people’s lives, from health to relationships.
Jane Velez-Mitchell
Shrinking someone’s stomach to the size of a walnut with surgery is one way to battle obesity and diabetes and may be lifesaving for a few, but it doesn’t address the underlying causes.
Mark Hyman
I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems.
Steve-O
I am not a member of Fat Liberation, nor do I think that obesity is healthy. But I do believe that in many ways my life has been a more charmed and happy one because I was always large.
Maeve Binchy
If your DNA profile puts you at a higher risk of developing obesity, that doesn’t mean it’s your fate. You can take control of the environmental side of the equation and reduce your overall lifetime risk by a lot.
David Agus
My reason and inspiration to lose weight and stay fit is my youngest son, Anant, who is fighting obesity. I would like to be an example for him.
Nita Ambani
The infant mortality rates are insanely high. The obesity epidemic is on the rise. It is all related.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley
A lot of the problems in society nowadays are down to diet and lifestyle – be that obesity, diabetes, asthma caused by smoking or drinking.
Jeremy Kyle
With the chronic obesity in America, it’s more important than ever to not only feed kids healthy foods but to teach them how to make healthy choices on their own.
Jennie Garth
Excess body fat alters the levels of the hormones insulin, leptin, and estrogen, and these factors are believed to be responsible for the acceleration of pubertal timing by obesity.
Joel Fuhrman
Biology sets the context, and that is critical, but obesity still boils down to whether a person eats too much or exercises enough.
Robin Marantz Henig
This country must break the cycle of childhood obesity. Unless we reverse course, this epidemic will continue to put more of our children and the future of our nation at risk.
Marcia Fudge
Each and every one of us has unknowingly played a part in the obesity problem.
Indra Nooyi
I’ve said in the past that if I were Prime Minister, I would ban obesity.
Katie Hopkins
I think we need to make access to mental health services a priority in the obesity strategy, too.
Layla Moran
The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time.
Stephen Furst
Why are kids being inundated with food that is not good for them, when we’re suffering from an obesity crisis? Is the U.S. government talking out of both sides of its mouth, promoting bad food while telling us not to eat it?
Jane Velez-Mitchell
We’re fit, we’re healthy, we eat right, we work out. ‘Plus size model’ does not mean that we’re not healthy. Plus size is not glamourising obesity: it’s about empowering. The message behind the fashion is feeling confident in whatever you’re wearing.
Hayley Hasselhoff
Cities simply don’t have the powers they need to radically innovate in cutting obesity or the number of disaffected teenagers.
Geoff Mulgan
I know the problem of obesity. I got to tell you, I think that’s tepid. I just don’t think the bully pulpit is going to be enough to sufficiently fight obesity. We’re going to have to have incentives in here.
Max Baucus
Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause o

Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease of civilization.
Andrew Weil
Childhood obesity is best tackled at home through improved parental involvement, increased physical exercise, better diet and restraint from eating.
Bob Filner
I think governments will increasingly be tempted to rely on Silicon Valley to solve problems like obesity or climate change because Silicon Valley runs the information infrastructure through which we consume information.
Evgeny Morozov
Obesity puts our children at risk of developing serious diseases – such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. It keeps our children from performing their best at school.
Kirsten Gillibrand
I finally admitted that obesity and diabetes were part of a life-threatening legacy – and I had to deal with that reality or die.
Stephen Furst
Tell people that biology and the environment cause obesity and they are offered the one thing we have to avoid: an excuse. As it is, people who see more fat people around them may themselves be more likely to gain weight.
Andrew Lansley
Everything that has to do with food is sensuous. In the United States, however, we are eating all the time. We have a problem with obesity. And yet, we don’t enjoy food that much.
Isabel Allende
The Redskins have been active champions in the fight against childhood obesity through our commitment with the NFL Play 60 program.
Daniel Snyder
It has always been the role of government to help solve problems, including and especially health crises. Obesity is a health epidemic across our country, and we have a responsibility as a government and a society to do all we can to promote good nutrition and healthy eating so we can reverse this alarming trend.
Richard J. Codey
Close to a billion people – one-eighth of the world’s population – still live in hunger. Each year 2 million children die through malnutrition. This is happening at a time when doctors in Britain are warning of the spread of obesity. We are eating too much while others starve.
Jonathan Sacks
Being overweight and obesity are major risk factors for many chronic diseases for South Dakotans of all ages. When people are overweight or obese, they have more health problems and more serious health problems, in addition to higher health care costs.
Mike Rounds
In addition to reducing cancer risk, physical exercise helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other conditions. Physical activity is also a key factor in the prevention of overweight and obesity, both of which increase the risk of several cancers.
Margaret Cuomo
The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible.
Shannon Miller
Given that the biggest rise in childhood obesity rates are occurring in children ages 3 to 5 years, we must modify our efforts to place an emphasis on prevention versus intervention.
Darell Hammond
Obesity is a societal issue. We have to come together with government, business, civil society, and NGOs to create solutions for this.
Muhtar Kent
Obesity in children is growing out of control. A big part of this is economic. Fake foods are more affordable. It’s enticing people to eat more because they think they’re saving money when they’re really just buying heart disease.
Jillian Michaels
We must pay greater attention to keeping our bodies and minds healthy and able to heal. Yet we are making it difficult for our defences to work. We allow things to be sold that should not be called food. Many have no nutritive value and lead to obesity, salt imbalance, and allergies.
David Suzuki
Kids see cooking as a creative outlet now, like soccer and ballet. It gives me hope that things like fast food, childhood obesity and the horrible state of school lunches can be addressed by kids and their parents.
Graham Elliot
An Asian way of eating and living may help prevent and even reverse the progression of coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, prostate cancer and breast cancer. Incorporate more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, soy products and fish in your diet. Eat at home more with your family and friends.
Dean Ornish
The obesity problem among children is very serious. When advertising budgets are big and business can corrupt the way we live so that it becomes the norm to snack all day – and if you are never hungry you are never going to feel like eating a healthy meal – that can’t be right.
Prue Leith
As a physician concerned with the significant impact of obesity health, it is my mission to encourage children and adults to take control of their own lifestyle choices.
Margaret Cuomo
More than ever, we as parents and a nation must do something about the growth of obesity in our children. We must do more than just talk, we must be concerned enough to act.
Lee Haney
Why give chemotherapy or even antibiotics to people with end-stage Alzheimer’s disease? Keep them pain free and clean, love them but don’t automatically try to get the last technology-produced breath from them. Start a preschool program instead or do something about the atrocious state of obesity in our children.
Richard Lamm
The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk.
Tom Vilsack
How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it?
Robert Atkins
Fixing obesity is going to require a change in our modern relationship with food. I’m hopeful that we begin to see a turnaround in this childhood obesity epidemic.
S. Jay Olshansky
Educators and school personnel work on the front lines of childhood obesity, but every day they face the challenges of budget cuts, mandated tests, rushed lunch periods, and a decrease in time for physical activity.
Dean Ornish
The mice that had the resveratrol in their diet were still obese, but they were seemingly or relatively immune to the effects of the obesity. So their arteries were clear, their liver was nice and thin. Their bones were stronger. They could run further.
David Andrew Sinclair
We must not constantly talk about tackling obesity and warning people about the negative consequences of obesity. Instead we must be positive – positive about the fun and benefits to be had from healthy living, trying to get rid of people’s excuses for being obese by tackling the issue in a positive way.
Andrew Lansley
As a native Washingtonian, I am well aware that childhood obesity is a real problem in our nation’s capital.
Daniel Snyder
Obesity is awesome from a Wall Street perspective. It’s not just one disease – there are all sorts of related diseases to profit from.
Anne Wojcicki
I sometimes worry that by encouraging so many more peop

I sometimes worry that by encouraging so many more people to try their hand at baking through ‘The Great British Bake Off,’ I’m going to find myself in court one day charged with accelerating the national epidemic of obesity! To which I will plead not guilty. A slice of Victoria sandwich is never going to harm anyone.
Paul Hollywood
The mechanical food system externalizes a lot of costs like obesity or Type 2 diabetes.
Joel Salatin
Let’s face it, we really did need something like this in this country to fight childhood obesity.
Jill Biden
People love information. Right now in our society, we have an obesity epidemic. Because for the first time in history, we have access to food whenever we want, we don’t know how to control ourselves. I think we have the exact same problem with information.
Marco Arment
Here’s how I see obesity: as a symptom. The larger problem is over-consumption. In a society that identifies consumption with patriotism, valorizes ‘growth’ above all else and assigns status according to how much you consume, we compete with each other to see who can consume the most.
Emily Levine
The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.
Michael Pollan
In India, it’s the rich who have problems with obesity. And the poor are darker-skinned because they work outside and often work without their tops on so you can see their ribs.
Aravind Adiga
By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.
David H. Murdock