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CELEBRATE NO DIET DAY ON MAY 6

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CELEBRATE NO DIET DAY ON MAY 6

On May 6th, we invite you to celebrate International No Diet Day. It is an annual celebration of body acceptance and diversity. It’s a day dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. It is also a day to honor the estimated 24 million men, women, children, and adolescents who are struggling with an eating disorder on a daily basis.

Some ways to celebrate No Diet Day:

  • Lose the scale. Weight is a number, not a measure of health or your self-worth.

  • Don’t count calories. Choose your meal based on what you want, and what you think will truly satisfy your hunger.

  • Stop thinking of foods as “good” or “bad”. If you are following your hunger and fullness cues and including foods from all the food groups in your diet, this allows for moderation. So a cookie or two will not derail your efforts to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

  • Allow yourself foods you might crave, such as sweets, chips, or French fries, alongside your fruits, vegetables, proteins, and whole grains. You’ll feel more satisfied with a reasonable portion because you won’t feel deprived.

  • Get together with some friends to go for a walk or check out a new fitness class. Exercise can be a great outlet for stress relief, and is more fun when you’re with others.

Read more about No Diet Day and why diets don't work here.

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