Every year on May 6th we celebrate international no diet day. It’s a day dedicated to body acceptance, shape diversity, and being healthy at every size (HAES). Established in 1992 through the efforts of Mary Evans Young in the UK and now embraced throughout the English speaking world, this provides us a day to reflect and consider the harm that dieting brings.
In this article from India the author notes:
The anti-diet movement seems to be gaining momentum in recent years, with many people opting for intuitive eating instead of fad diets and restrictive eating regimens. One reason for this shift could be due to the mounting evidence showing that dieting doesn’t work in the long term. A number of studies have shown that dieting may provide short-term results when it comes to weight loss, which means almost every dieter is likely to regain that lost weight in the long term.
Her list of five top benefits of not dieting include eating with ease, healthy metabolism, not thinking about food all of the time, greater productivity, and happiness. Not too shabby of a list, huh? And these are only some of the benefits of getting out of the diet/regain cycle. To find out more, get on my schedule for a coaching session.