"But if you pick up every other magazine, it is the peanut butter diet, or the cabbage soup diet, and then you go to the radio and you hear that you can drink some solution and you will lose weight overnight. It just does not work that way!"
"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond."Richard Simmons on Mae West
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."Richard Simmons on Jim Davis
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."Richard Simmons on Orson Welles
"No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means."Richard Simmons on Maimonides
"Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as well as increasing levels of exercise."Richard Simmons on Linford Christie
"Our children are obese, either have or being threatened by diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and not socially adjusting properly to others because of a lack of fitness."
"Well mine is not gimmicky - it is the 6 food groups that God made, and exercising every day. Trying to think positively."
"I show them the funny part, the silly part, the laughing part, the crazy part and then the really deep, deep part where I'm talking from my heart to these people. Because I've been through everything they've been through."
"I hope in my lifetime we can all continue to laugh at ourselves and not put down anyone for what they weigh."
"Everyone has a story that makes me stronger. I know that the work I do is important and I enjoy it, but it is nice to hear the feedback of what we do to inspire others."