Catch Word #100 – You are what you eat

No matter where you are in the world, it’s important to be healthy. This episode looks at some expressions that people use to inspire and remind themselves and others to eat healthy food and to exercise. It may be tough, but there are all kinds of things you can do to stay motivated: Get friends to help you stay on track, work hard to achieve you goals, and get a mantra! Learn all about the saying a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips in this episode!

Expressions included in the learning materialsdonuts

  • Gosh
  • It seems like only yesterday
  • You are what you eat
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away
  • Junk food/Fast food
  • A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips
  • To skip something
  • A mantra
  • No pain, no gain
  • To put on the pounds
  • To be in shape
  • I’m dying/You’re killing me

Sample transcript

Maura:  The first expression is you are what you eat.
Harp: You are what you eat.
Maura: Yes. You are what you eat. And this just means exactly what it says.
Harp: You are what you eat: If you eat something healthy, you’re healthy.
Maura: Right. So what it wants to say is that what you eat reflects how healthy you are. So if you eat vegetables and fruit and good grains for you, then you will have good health. But if you eat a lot of potato chips and chocolate bars, then that might not be very good for your health.
Harp: Yes. I’ve known of this expression since I was young, you are what you eat. When I was young, I would remember my mom saying it to me, “Harp, remember, you are what you eat.” And I would say, “What am I, a cucumber? What am I, french fries?”
Maura: Yeah. As a kid, you take it completely literally. Obviously, if you eat an apple, you don’t become an apple, but if you eat an apple, that’s a healthy choice so that would mean that you’re probably a healthy person.

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