eat to live, not live to eat

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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