International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day is a day that is celebrated on May 6th and is a day used to raise awareness to not only how unhealthy fad dieting can be but also to acknowledge the beauty and diversity of all body types. It is also a day to raise awareness about the various dieting disorders which exist. Disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.

History

This day was first created in 1992 by Mary Evans to help people appreciate their own bodies. Having suffered from anorexia herself, Mary started the organization Diet Breakers and then organized the first International No Diet Day to bring attention to both the organization and the cause.

Now the holiday tackles the tough issues of body and diet awareness by focusing on several different agendas.

These agendas include:

  • celebrating the diversity of different body sizes
  • having everyone take a one-day break from dieting
  • educating people on how to diet effectively and responsibly

Customs, Traditions And Celebrations

People often celebrate this non-official holiday by taking the day off of dieting and taking the time to appreciate their own bodies and the bodies of others. Those who participate can also help spread the message of body diversity and the need for responsible and healthy dieting. Responsible dieting that does away with the unhealthy fad diets that can damage a person’s health on both a short term and long term basis.

Where is International No Diet Day celebrated?

There is no specific location where this holiday is celebrated.
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