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Moyes came in for criticism following his sacking in April, with former United centre-back Rio Ferdinand critical of the Scot's decision to remove chips from the menu, with eating low-fat fries having been a ritual under Sir Alex Ferguson prior to Moyes' arrival.
But the 51-year-old, now in charge of Spanish club Real Sociedad, says that it was necessary.
"Yes, I did ban chips," Moyes, who only lasted 10 months of his six-year contract at United, told FourFourTwo. "It was because a couple of players were overweight and I didn't think chips were good for their diet."
The Sociedad boss also admitted that he was disappointed with the reception that he received when United travelled to Goodison Park in 2013-14.
After 11 years as manager at Everton, Moyes returned to a chorus of boos on Merseyside as United crashed to a 2-0 defeat against his former club.
The Scot, who was sacked just days after that loss, said: "I wasn't surprised because I know how supporters react and I had left their club but I was disappointed.
"I got Everton competing at the top end of the league with a mid-table budget. I gave everything I could in trying to make Everton the best I could. It was a long process but we did it - my staff, my players and others at the club.
"We had some glorious nights at Goodison and the fans were superb. I've got huge affection for Everton; it was my life for over a decade."