A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 05, 2022
“You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake”

"You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap easy or fake” is a saying that has been printed on many images. Authorship is unknown. “If we are what we eat, I’m fast, cheap and easy” is an earlier saying (from at least 1998).

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), in the book Physiologie du Gout (1825), wrote “Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are,” often interpreted as “you are what you eat.” This was figurative and not meant literally; one does not become an apple or a donut or a “skinny person” by eating such things. 

“Remember; You are What You Eat! So, Don’t be fast, cheap, and easy. Avoid Drive-thru” was posted on Twitter by Carolyn on June 4, 2012. “RT @tytytuntun: ‘You are what you eat. Don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake’” was posted on Twitter by Chris.E.Smalls on June 16, 2012. “You are what you eat… So don’t be fast, easy, cheap, and fake” was posted on Twitter by Sami♥ on June 16, 2012. “You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake! #eatclean” was posted on Twitter by Bria Grace on August 16, 2012.


Wikiquote: Food
Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es. Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are.
. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du Gout (1825); tr. M. F. K. Fisher, The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy (1949)
. Variants:
..Der Mensch ist, was er ißt. Man is what he eats.
..Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach, Die Naturwißensschaft und die Revolution [Natural science and the revolution] (1850), repeated in Das Geheimnis des Opfers, ober der Mensch ist was er ißt [The mystery of sacrifice, or man is what he eats] (1862)
..You are what you eat.
..Victor Lindlahr, You Are What You Eat: how to win and keep health with diet (1942)

Twitter
Mike Breezy
@askmrcia
If you are what you eat..
then everybody would be cheap, fast, easy, n fake. Then again most of the ones I know are. #datsmrassholetoyou
9:46 PM · Mar 18, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Carolyn
@HealthyforHim
Remember; You are What You Eat!
So, Don’t be fast, cheap, and easy.
Avoid Drive-thru.
1:49 PM · Jun 4, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
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@Edica
“You are what you eat. Don’t be fast, cheap, easy, and fake!”
11:36 AM · Jun 16, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chris.E.Smalls
@Chrysographer
RT @tytytuntun: “You are what you eat. Don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake”
12:15 PM · Jun 16, 2012·UberSocial for BlackBerry

Twitter
Sami♥
@loveboat01
You are what you eat… So don’t be fast, easy, cheap, and fake.
7:16 PM · Jun 16, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
tony starks
@Sir_HoopAlot
If you are what you eat, then you must eat a ton of fast food… because you’re cheap, fast, and easy.
12:07 AM · Jun 25, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Christy Love
@feedyourchakras
You are what you eat… don’t be fast, cheap, easy and fake. http://fb.me/1FsN8Wfcm
12:16 PM · Jul 13, 2012·Facebook

Twitter
Sharee Samuels
@Funeralformyfat
You are what you eat. So don’t be: fast,cheap,easy,and fake!
12:33 AM · Aug 16, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bria Grace
@briamitchie
You are what you eat. So don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake! #eatclean
12:42 AM · Aug 16, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Pessimistic Bitch
@PessimsticBitch
#YoJusSayin you are what you eat! So don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake!
12:20 PM · Sep 30, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Growbox
@growboxbdg
You are what you eat! So don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake -foodmatters- http://ow.ly/i/2wxhv
8:00 AM · Jul 4, 2013·Hootsuite

18 July 2013, Gazette EMC (Kingston, ON), “Trifle matters - don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake” by The Frontenac, pg. 16:
I saw this great line written: you are what you eat so don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake. I think it’s a good mantra for everything in life.

Twitter
Ali Vincent Krusing
@alivincent
You are what you eat… so don’t be fast, cheap or easy!  RT if you agree! #LiveBig
7:42 PM · Jul 31, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Chris Meloni
@Chris_Meloni
#Food4thought: You are what you eat so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake.
1:01 PM · Dec 30, 2013·Twitter for iPad

Google Books
Slimming Meals That Heal:
Lose Weight Without Dieting, Using Anti-inflammatory Superfoods

By Julie Daniluk
Toronto, UK: Random House Canada
2014
Pg. 11
“You are what you eat so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” - Unknown

Google Books
Good Morning Paleo:
More Than 150 Easy Favorites to Start Your Day, Gluten- and _Grain-Free

By Jane Barthelemy
Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press
2014
Pg. 9:
“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” —Anonymous

Google Books
You Are What You Eat, So Don’t Be Fast, Cheap, Easy, Or Fake
Blank Journal and Food Log Book
By C. F. P. · 2018

Women.com
Get Motivated To Make Better Food Choices With These Healthy Eating Quotes
Ashley Ferraro
Jan 25, 2020
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“You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.” -Unknown

Twitter
Dividends Growth Hustler
@DividendIncome_
Replying to @Nokuthula_PrEng
You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy, or fake.
– Unknown
6:26 PM · Jul 3, 2022·Twitter Web App

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