No Diet Day is not a national but an international day celebrated on May 6. Symbolized by ‘Light Blue Ribbon,’ the day aims to celebrate the diversity in body shapes, healthy lifestyle, and acceptance of the body.
In 1992, May Evan Young, director of ‘Diet Breakers,’ originated this international day. Being an eating disorder victim, Young devised this day to end weight obsession, promote healthy body image and encourage women to dedicate their time for more productive activities. Initially, proposed to be on May 5, the celebration was then moved to May 6 to accommodate the needs of few American states. Coincidently, May 6 is Young’s birthday.
The international day is about
On this day, some women skip their strict diet for that day and some may give it up forever. People wear the light blue ribbon and take the oath not to obsess about their body weight or diets. Anti-diet groups organize various events to celebrate this day in style.