• Sun, May 6 2012

Happy ‘International No Diet Day,’ Everyone! In Other Words: Love Your Love Handles If You’ve Got ‘Em!

That’s right, ladies. It’s fucking International No Diet Day! Along with rolling your eyes at the kale in your fridge and reaching for a cupcake instead, accept your body at the same time. Why? Well, I don’t think I have to tell you that perfection is overrated and, dare I say, boring? Here, I’ll say it again, but a wee bit louder:  ACCEPT YOUR BODY.

Since its creation in 1992, Mary Evans Young, the director of the British group “Diet Breakers” (someone sign me up, please!), not only is International No Diet Day about accepting your body and the fact that no two bodies are alike, but it’s also dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and that moderation is your friend. Young, having battled with anorexia, wanted to create a day that helped women appreciate their bodies for what they are from head-to-toe.

So on this day that clearly supports throwing dieting into the trash where it belongs, let’s look at some of the most common body parts women loathe about themselves and, instead, learn to love them. There’s nothing like self-love — and yes, I’m talking about something more than masturbation here, although obviously, I’m not counting it out either. Loving yourself, in all forms, will lead to success in all aspects of your life. ‘Tis true!

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  • Sam

    This is wonderful! I wish every day was no diet day. I’ve always been a yo-yo dieter or just plain had really unhealthy eating habits, whether they involved tons of food or none at all. I recently decided to stop weighing myself and then once I wasn’t afraid of what the scale said anymore, I started weighing myself again once in a while (usually while drunk…). And I realized I have no problem with my weight anymore even though I’ve gained 25 lbs. in the past year because it’s so much easier not to care. I’m so glad you wrote this slideshow. <3

    • Sam

      P.S. I think your nose is awesome! Something I’ve noticed since I came to CA, too, is how to tell when some people have had nose jobs–it doesn’t fit with their smile quite right. It’s strange; even when they’ve had great surgeons and great results, I still like their old noses better because they work perfectly with their smile. So that’s my 2 cents on nose jobs :P

  • Paulina Conejos

    I have an imperfect nose too and I’ve learned to love it because it’s mine. It makes my face unique and I’ve finally understood that.