Dieting is indeed an ordeal for people who love their food. It takes tremendous willpower to resist eating our favorite drool-worthy treats and instead focus on the healthy ones, even if they might be good for us and could taste great too. But today is the day when you have a clean slate to go ahead and eat what your heart really desires! International No Diet Day is celebrated on May 6, and it is indeed a day of rejoicing for food lovers around the world. So, for today, blow away your worries and restrictions around food and enjoy that delicious dish you’ve been craving.
International Day Without Diet: Meaning and Theme
The idea of celebrating a day without dieting was born in the year 1992. British feminist Mary Evans Young knew that so many people went on fad diets to fit unrealistic body norms. Unfortunately, many of the eating disorders also stem from this. Having suffered anorexia himself, Evans Young wanted to promote the idea of healthy body image without resorting to extreme diets. She founded the organization ‘Diet Breakers’ and created the first International No Diet Day that quickly became a movement in its own right.
The International No Diet Day thus has a threefold purpose:
- To educate people about the responsible way of eating, without resorting to extreme measures
- To celebrate the diversity of different body shapes and sizes
- To let everyone take a day off from their diet
(Also Read: What Is A Satisfying Diet? Is It Better Than Other Popular Diets?)
5 delicious recipes to celebrate the international day without diet
Eat what you love and savor every bite – that should be the motto of International No Diet Day. We’ve put together a delicious list of delicious recipes you can make at home to celebrate the day. The idea is to just let go of all your dietary restrictions for one day and enjoy the goodness of some delicious treats. These recipes are just some of the many delicious treats out there. Go on an adventure and indulge your inner foodie!
1. Mexican Chicken Nachos
Loaded Mexican-style nachos with the goodness of spicy and spicy chicken, what’s not to love about this great recipe?
2. Juicy Lamb Burger
Burgers are one of the classic fast food items that can never go out of style. This juicy burger has a smacking Keema patty that makes for a gourmet feast.
3. Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
This mozzarella stick recipe, oozing with cheese on the inside and crispy on the outside, is one treat you just can’t say no to.
(Also Read: 7 Delicious Breakfast Ideas That Can Be Dessert)
4. Pepperoni Pizza
Slices of pepperoni with fresh marinara and heaps of mozzarella – need we say more or are you tempted already?
5. Bread Lasagna
The Italian favorite is desi-fied with the addition of cottage cheese or paneer in it. Try this delicious dish and treat yourself.
Happy International Day Without Diet!
About Aditi AhujaAditi loves talking to and meeting like-minded foodies (especially the kind who like vegetarian momos). Pluses if you get her bad jokes and sitcom references, or if you recommend a new place to eat.