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 July 21, 2013
“What you eat in private you wear in public”

"What you eat in private you wear in public” is a saying that has been printed on many posters. The saying has been cited in print since at least 2005 and is of unknown authorship.


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zesty
Thu, Sep-08-05, 02:56
You know the old saying about closet eaters??? It goes something like this “ what you eat in private you wear in public”

27 November 2005, Fresno (CA) Bee, “Calorie crunches”:
And, Bray remembers what he heard another Weight Watchers member say, “ What you eat in private, you wear in public.”

NBC News
So, you’ve lost 100 pounds. Now what?
The struggle to stay slim doesn’t end, even after the fat pants are gone

By Bonnie Taub-Dix, R.D.
msnbc.com contributor
updated 4/18/2008 8:21:12 AM ET
(...)
My client Katz says her strongest defense against regaining the weight is regular internal conversations with herself. When she’s in a tempting food situation, for example, she’ll say, “I am in charge, not the food. What I eat in private, I wear in public.”

Google Books
Live to Dance
By Ellen S. Abramson
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2012
Pg. 75:
Remember, what you eat in private, you wear in public.

Google Books
Get Off The Couch:
6 Motivators To Help You Lose Weight and Start Living

By Steve Reynolds
Ventura, CA: Regal
2012
Pg. ?:
What you eat in private you wear in public, so as you start meeting your goals, celebrate the fact that you look better.

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‏@FlTNESS
“What you eat in private, you wear in public.”—Think about this next time you sneak a snack when nobody is looking.
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, July 21, 2013 • Permalink