View Full Version : International No-Diet Day

25th October 2005, 07:38
<br><i>(Originally posted on The Judgment of Paris Forum, April 29th, 2004.)</i>

For a variety of reasons, we are inclined to be cautious about topics related to size-oriented activism. However, for those who are not already aware of this event, May 6th is the annual date of "International No-Diet Day." Started in 1992 by a recovering anorexic, the event encourages women to stop needlessly starving themselves, and to learn to enjoy food and life, once again.<p>We have but one reservation about this commendable celebration, and that is its singularity. After all, <i>every</i> day should be a No-Diet Day. But for those individuals who are still punishing themselves by self-deprivation for the supposed "crime" of being curvaceously beautiful, perhaps enjoying a day of freedom may help them kick the habit altogether. As Hamlet tells us,<p><blockquote><i>Refrain tonight<br>And that shall lend a kind of easiness<br>To the next abstinence, the next more easy.</i> (III.iv.167-69)</blockquote><p>The link below takes you to a site describing the event and its origins, including a wonderful page titled, "Top Ten Reasons to Give Up Dieting."<p>Tomi (Ford 12+, size 14) looking delectable in <i>Figure</i> magazine:<p><center><img src="http://www.judgmentofparis.com/forum/tomi01.jpg"></center><p>- <a href="http://www.eskimo.com/~largesse/INDD/toptenreasons.html">''Top Ten Reasons to Give Up Dieting''</a>