Ed Koch: The Ever-Quotable Former NYC Mayor on Dieting


Ed Koch was a notorious trencherman. He spent a good part of his life living in Greenwich Village and would often go to Chinatown to eat. Until he grew old, he often had to worry about his weight. In fact, one of his most famous quotes has to do with losing weight:

“The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth – something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food – just watch it, don’t eat it.”

R.I.P. Edward Irving “Ed” Koch