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You are what you eat.

This page is about the idiom You are what you eat.


You can say "you are what you eat" when you want to point out the connection between food and health.

For example

  • Why do you eat so much bad stuff like pizza, hamburgers, fries and ice-cream? You are what you eat, you know.

  • Shelley looks fantastic. When people ask her what her secret is, she smiles and says, "It's simple. You are what you eat."

Quick Quiz

My doctor said, "The most important thing to remember is that you are what you eat," and then told me to eat more

a. bacon, hamburgers and hot dogs

b. fruits, vegetables and fish

c. chocolates, sweets and cookies
a) bacon, hamburgers and hot dogs b) fruits, vegetables and fish c) chocolates, sweets and cookies
You are what you eat.

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Contributor: Matt Errey