Happy Independence from Dieting Day! We announced on Monday, that in honor of the real Independence Day, we support women in their quests to be independent from ineffective and unhealthy dieting, restriction, starvation, deprivation, guilt, and the self judgment that dieting creates.
Green Mountain at Fox Run believes that many women have been led astray with promises of weight loss scheme after weight loss scheme that negatively affects their health and their lives. Green Mountain believes that women have much to contribute to the world and worries about eating and weight significantly distract them from reaching their potential. Also, most fittingly, Green Mountain at Fox Run believes that all women have the right to pursue Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness with or without weight loss.
Since we started collecting signatures for the Declaration of Independence from Dieting on Monday, more than 190 people have joined our call to declare their freedom, including Health at Every Size® expert Linda Bacon, PhD, founder of Fit Bottomed Girls Jenn Walters, and co-author of Intuitive Eating, Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD. By popular request, we are leaving the signing open indefinitely, to help women feel empowered in their efforts to abandon the restrictions of dieting, to consider a new approach for their future health and happiness.
If you signed our declaration by 3:30 p.m. yesterday, you can see the updated version below of our Declaration of Independence from Dieting that includes your signature. It shows up small here but if you keep clicking on the image, you’ll eventually get a larger version.
We’ll continue to update this document frequently to include new signatures, so keep submitting your names in the comment section below.
Thank you so much for speaking up, and please continue to encourage the women (and men) in your life who have wasted too much time dieting to join us as well. You can share this image via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.