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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.
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She has a word of advice that is true but invariably ignored by most people: "You eat to live, not live to eat.
There is an Italian proverb with reads 'mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare' which translated means: eat to live and not live to eat.
Sai Baba also taught that one should "Eat to live, not live to eat.
Thou shouldst eat to live, not live to eat," he said.
In the olden days, and in some countries even now, people used to eat to live and not live to eat.
The two, says Brown, "eat to live, not live to eat.
When someone says you should eat to live, not live to eat -- I don't know what that is," she laughs again.
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