Today is the International No Diet Day!
Having already declared my passion for cakes of all kinds on this blog, and being guilty of having a sweet tooth, it should be of no surprise to you that I´m not a fan of dieting.
In fact, I´ve never even done one in my life.
Why? Because I don´t believe it´s a good and healthy way of living to deprive oneself of the things that might not nourish the body in an appropriate fashion but do nourish the soul.
Don´t get me wrong, I am not having cream tea, cake or croissants each and everyday of my life – although I wouldn’t mind it 😉 But first I believe if one indulges too often in these yummy kind of things, they quickly begin to loose their appeal and become normal instead of wonderful. And second to eat in abundance like that really isn´t very healthy.
I´ve found that with many things in life, temperance or moderation is indeed a virtue, the right balance of things – not too much and not too little, be it sports, work or food, just like the Greeks, Aristotle or Plato for instance, always preached.
The International No Diet Day is an annual celebration of body acceptance. It is in fact also promoting a healthy life style, just with the difference to emphasize that dieting is potentially dangerous and often unlikely to be successful.
Women, and men, around the world are bombarded with images of all kinds of how their bodies should ideally look like. In my mind, this is just cruel.
We simply can not all look like super models, and what is even more important: we shouldn’t even try to look like that.
Eat healthy, but don´t overdo it, treat yourself from time to time with something like a scone for tea. Do sports but don´t exaggerate it just for the sake of a slimmer waistline. Do it, because it´s generally good for you to get some exercise. A walk in the park can even do the trick.