International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual event observed on May 6 to promote a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness of the dangers and futility of dieting. The day also aims awareness about the various dieting disorders which exist such as anorexia and bulimia. The INDD symbol is a blue ribbon.Key Points:
i.History of the Day: The INDD was first created in 1992 by Mary Evans Young to help people appreciate their own bodies.
ii.British feminist Mary was an anorexia patient (an eating disorder). She is the director of the British group “Diet Breakers” among the weight issues.
iii.The first INDD was celebrated in the UK in 1992. Feminist groups in other countries around the globe have started to celebrate INDD especially in the United States (US), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Israel, Denmark, Sweden and Brazil.
iv.Agenda: The main agenda of INDD is Educating people on how to diet effectively and responsibly to improve healthy life and raise awareness about the fat phobia, weight discrimination, sizism and potential dangers of commercial diet plans, honoring the victims of weight-loss surgery and eating disorders, promoting body acceptance and body shape diversity.
v.So, instead of going on a diet, adopt a balanced diet that will provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals to keep you fit and healthy.
About the United Kingdom (UK):
Currency– Pound sterling.
Prime Minister (PM)– Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.