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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
The generation of the 21st century doesn't eat to live; rather, they live to eat.
McGrady also talked about the Queen's eating habits and said that she is one of those people that eat to live. Prince Philip, on the other hand, lives to eat.
STEPHEN DIXON, Redcar We eat to live, not live to eat I HAVE followed the reports on the PS36,000 meal (Concern at PS36k town hall party - The Gazette 23.06.18) and would like to know what was on the menu, fish and chips in newspaper or caviar on gold plates.
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.
? FOOD critic Giles Coren travelled far and wide and spent a good deal of time trying out three very different, radical diets (Eat to Live Forever With Giles Coren, BBC2, Wednesday).
DELIGHTS: Hairy Bikers EAT TO LIVE FOREVER WITH GILES COREN Wed BBC2 9.30 The title of this show is enough to get us watching!
Ideally, we should eat to live. Don't expect the government to force somebody to do exercise regularly or to cut down one's sugar intake.
Then a question nags at the mind, "Do we eat to live or live to eat?" Does all the food one takes make for a healthy body?
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".
"Eat to Live" is not a light read; it's tightly packed with examples of the connection between chronic disease and diet, and evidence backing the benefits of plant foods.
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. Give me an ape over a greedy banker any time..
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.>