There has been a long-standing movement to shed the shame typically associated with being less than Hollywood perfect. The photoshopped images found in fashion and beauty magazines have been marked as a direct cause of a rising instance of eating disorders among the youth.
Too long has health been associated with unrealistic body types and unhealthy, dangerous fad diets. No-Diet Day has been pushed forward with the intention of promoting healthy lifestyles for all body types.
History of No Diet Day
No-Diet Day was first started by Mary Evans in 1992. The purpose of the day was to help men and women around the world to appreciate their own bodies. Having gone through anorexia herself, Mary began Diet Breakers, which is her organization. She then created the first No Diet Day, bringing attention to the cause, and of course, her organization as well. Now, the day is used to help tackle tough issues regarding diet and body awareness, focusing on a number of agendas. This includes the following…
- Educating people about the right way to diet responsibly and effectively
- Having all people take a one-day break from their diets
- Celebrating the diversity of different shapes and sizes
Bodies can be beautiful at all shapes and sizes, with both the svelte look of the athletic beach nut and the more Grecian and Rubenesque body types merely exemplifying the natural body type. Considering that the failures of dieting often result in yoyo-ing weight, with all of the weight lost being regained in almost every case within 5 years. To combat these incredibly unhealthy habits organizations all over the world have been engaged in forcing the fashion industry to label those images that have been modified or outlawing the use of photoshop all together.
5 MYTHS ABOUT DIETING, BUSTED
Very-low-calorie diets, or crash diets, consist of less than 800 calories consumed per day. Unmonitored, these can afford insufficient nutrients and even lead to cardiac arrest.
Eggs & Cholesterol
Contrary to what some diets preach, eggs don’t confer unhealthy cholesterol. They are safe and healthy to eat as they don’t typically raise the level of cholesterol in the body. Truth is, studies have shown that they don’t hurt heart health and are very nutritious!
Many people are hopping on the gluten-free trend but it may be pointless – gluten-free diets typically are only recommended to individuals with celiac disease or other illnesses that would benefit from a gluten-free diet.
Can I Skip Breakfast?
This just in: breakfast is good for you. Indulge in the eggs and waffles! Studies show that breakfast skippers are more likely to be overweight than those who don’t skip the first meal. It’s also a myth that breakfast boosts metabolism.
Supplements, a Cure-All?
Though many desperate dieters turn to supplements to shed the pounds, they may be throwing their money down the drain. Very few actually work, which can be frustrating and expensive. Even the best ones can only help you lose a small amount of weight.
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