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.

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Entry from January 27, 2017
“The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor”

"The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor.” is a dieting saying that has been printed on many images. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1983, when it was printed on a T-shirt. Authorship is unknown.


7 March 1983, Albuquerque (NM) Journal, pg. 21 ad:
The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor
(Mervyn’s department store. The saying is shown on a T-shirt.—ed.)

Google Groups: alt.support.diet.low-carb
Valentine’s Day Question?
Carmen
2/10/03
(...)
The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor.

Google Books
Lighten Up!:
The Authentic and Fun Way to Lose Your Weight and Your Worries

By Loretta LaRoche
Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc.
2009
Pg. XI:
“The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor.” — Anonymous

Twitter
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‏@pimlico_flats
Nick’s Thought for the Day “The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor.”
3:22 AM - 29 Jan 2009

Google Books
Max Capacity Training:
How Unconventional Workouts Can Turn Minutes Into Muscles

By Samy Peyret
San Francisco, CA: Intelligent Laziness Books
2011
Pg. 146:
“The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor.” - Author Unknown

Google Books
Smart People Don’t Diet:
How the Latest Science Can Help You Lose Weight Permanently

By Charlotte Markey
Philadelphia, PA: Da Capo Press
2014
Pg. 21:
The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor. —Author Unknown

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The 3 Weeks Diet
September 9, 2015 ·
The first thing you lose on a diet is your sense of humor.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, January 27, 2017 • Permalink