Julie Andrews (julieandrews) wrote,
Julie Andrews
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Benjamin Franklin on Food

"To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals."

"Dine with little, sup with less,
Do better still – sleep supperless."

"A full belly makes a dull brain."

"Eat to live, and not live to eat."

"Three good meals a day is bad living."

That last one is ambiguous. Should you be eating less often or more often than three meals a day?

If this was Franklin's diet plan, I don't think it worked very well. Though he did live to be 84, so clearly he was doing something right.

In other news, Ben Franklin was also a polymath. A word which has become en vogue recently.

What does Ben Franklin have to do with anything? I dunno. I was Googling sayings for no particular reason and happened across these.
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