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20 Hilariously Real Cartoons Anyone on a Diet Will Appreciate

These cartoons perfectly explain the universal love/hate relationship with dieting, from the food temptations to the final results.

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Why dieters love going to the doctor

They’re secretly hoping for an IV full of the condiments they’ve been craving. If these cartoons help you suffer through your diet, these work cartoons can help you through the work week.

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Dieters can’t paint still life

The painting doesn’t have the same appeal when all the food is eaten.

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Dieters don’t want to split the check

Don’t think they’re going to pay for part of your seafood platter and red wine. These love and marriage cartoons are hilariously accurate.

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Every nutrition label is important

High fructose corn syrup?! How dare you! These cartoons prove that daily life is funnier than any stand-up routine.

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The curse of the veggies

It’s not working!

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Small portions always leave you wanting more.

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Bagel co-pay

This type of healthcare system might benefit dieters. These hilarious animal cartoons prove that they are, in fact, funnier than humans.

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Is science really on your side?

By the time you finish this diet, you’ll start seeing ads for a new diet “that ACTUALLY works!” Cue eye roll.

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Follow the three Ps

If it’s part of a plan, we have to stick to it.

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Restrict your hands

If you can’t catch it, you can’t eat it.

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Lunch is better than jerky

It’s better to save yourself from the gas station jerky and get a real lunch. All technophobes can appreciate these technology cartoons.

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Bad food stains

The mustard stain was worth it to avoid having a boring salad.

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Through the floor

It was probably just faulty support beams. 

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Dieters face difficult choices

The words “tofu” and “extravaganza” don’t really go together. These cartoons about family life might make yours seem less crazy.

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So many options

They’re all so different, but also so similar at the same time.

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Respect the sea in everything you eat

You may want to pick a different dish.

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The best meal of the day

If it’s your passion, then you can’t give it up. These travel cartoons find the funny in everything.

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Banana guilt sundae

Correction, I won’t eat any other ice cream dish (just this one over and over).

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Three-course meal

Make sure to bring them out as soon as they’re ready.

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When you FINALLY reach your goal

Revel in your glory, girl! Now, take a look through these funny political cartoons that prove that human is a bipartisan issue.

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