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eat to live, not live to eat

Eat for nourishment, and not as a main source of pleasure. The expression discourages overeating. I used to feel bloated all the time, but I'm feeling better now that I eat to live, not live to eat.
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Eat to live, not live to eat.

Prov. Do not be gluttonous.; Eating should not be your favorite activity, but something you do to maintain your health. "Eat to live, not live to eat," was the doctor's advice to Gene, who was dangerously overweight.
See also: eat, live, not
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She had to eat to live, and when she got her feet wet, she caught cold.
While he had no desire to eat, he knew that he must eat to live.
DO you eat to live or live to eat after the latest health warning on obesity and its long term consequences on our bodies and its cost to the NHS.
DELIGHTS: Hairy Bikers EAT TO LIVE FOREVER WITH GILES COREN Wed BBC2 9.
Then a question nags at the mind, "Do we eat to live or live to eat?
Singh, a vegetarian, said the secret to achieve long life lies in his diet, that is to eat "a child's portion" and "to eat to live, not live to eat".
Neither of them know what greed is - money doesn't exist in their world and rather than scoffing until they're fit to burst like the majority of mankind, they only eat to live.
The singer shed 20 pounds following health guru Dr Joel Fuhrman's book Eat to Live.
2 : to be required to <A person must eat to live.
American actor Jeff Rudom, who shed 6st 9lb from his huge 32st 7lb frame, says: "I used to live to eat, now I eat to live.
Atlanta, GA Eat to Live Network Monthly Meeting: The Eat to Live Network (ETLN) is a support group for people who have decided to eat healthier but want the support of experts and the encouragement from others who are also in transition.
In the olden days, and in some countries even now, people used to eat to live and not live to eat.
with the new series ``Roker on the Road,'' featuring Al Roker talking with people around the country who live to eat rather than eat to live.
In addition to offering insights on weight loss, Eat to Live offers some insightful wisdom that disproves some widely-held myths about dieting, such as: Cancer and heart disease are not predominantly genetic--they can be avoided, Dairy products do not fully protect from Osteoporosis, and broccoli and other greens have more protein than a sirloin steak.
Eat to live is designed to provide a 'phyto-protection plan for life'.