Not exactly. International No-Diet Day is part of the awareness campaign for eating disorders. It is intended to remind us that eating in a consistently healthy way, and avoiding fad diets, will keep our bodies looking and working their best.
At Easy Weekly Meals we define eating consistently healthy diets as eating regular, well-balanced and nutritional meals. Eating in this way is easier than ever today, as supermarket chains have responded to consumer demand for lower-fat and, antibiotic and hormone free, and grass-fed meats; expanded their grain sections to include a wide-range of options; created gluten-free sections; and expanded organic and green selections of produce and meats.
Our cookbooks give you weekly menu plans and corresponding grocery lists and recipes to keep your healthy eating on track. Our recipes generally avoid unhealthy saturated fats and use a variety grains and fresh produce. They are quick and easy to make, use lots of different flavors and spices, and contain meals for virtually all the holidays and fun events the calendar contains. In a nutshell, we've done all of the research, thinking, and planning to allow users to make and eat healthy food by downloading an EWM book to a touchscreen device and tapping the screen to navigate to the appropriate week of meals.
Does using our books mean you can never eat out at your favorite greasy spoon with the best, high-fat fries in town? Or that you must avoid the gooey delight of a chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream? NO! I treat myself when I choose and I don't worry about it because I eat a healthy diet on a consistent basis. So my body weight, dress size, or arterial system aren't altered significantly by occasional indulgences. But since I've committed to healthier foods, my body has come to crave their taste and the way they make me feel. Too much sugar or really heavy and fat-laden foods make me lethargic. (I still eat crispy fries at my favorite burger place anyway!) Our books are simply a tool to help busy people eat in a healthy--and low-cost--way most of the time.
The essence of International No-Diet Day is promoting healthy bodies and healthy self images. When we improve what we put into our mouths, we don't deny ourselves good food. We don't starve our bodies to get to a desired weight or dress size. We eat well and by doing so we keep our bodies and minds healthy. And if we've been in the habit of eating higher fat and less nutritious foods, we're likely to see the side benefit of some gradual weight loss, which of course is the healthiest way to do it!
Embrace International No-Diet Day and feed yourself and your families delicious, interesting, and healthy food for a healthy life.