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Magazines, television, movies, music and ads in between. No matter where we turn, we are constantly bombarded by societies general idea of what "beautiful" is. That thin, perfect body with perfect skin, hair and a "knock-out" look. Next to this beautifully photoshopped model, the word "DIET" can be seen. Phrases like "look your swimsuit best" and "Lose fat fast", making the woman reading them and looking at the image feel ashamed about herself. 

The image allows young boys to believe that THAT is how a woman is supposed to really look, that dieting and looking "perfect" is what every woman does. It casts a bad shadow in many different ways and it is not the message we need to be sending out to our next generation. 

I have never had a battle with weight except being on the slimmer side. I try to eat well, I don't diet and never have had the need for it but thats just me. Everyone is unique. That doesn't stop me from wanting to teach my children the right thing when it comes to being happy no matter what and loving themselves. 

Beauty doesn't come entirely from what you can show off on the outside. Sure there is cosmetic beauty but that will only get you so far. Real beauty comes from being happy and part of being happy is being healthy. That is what I want to teach my children. 




A recent survey conducted by Cheerios which examined young women between the ages of 10 and 17 revealed some compelling results which should be a sign right here that we need to re-educate ourselves and properly educate our youth about what exactly self-image is all about.

- 3 in 5 women have gone on a diet. Ouch.
- 52% of young women get their information about dieting and nutritian from family members. 
- 1 in 5 girls under 17 is currently dieting. 

Nutrition is better than deprivation and dieting is harmful to us and our children. Teaching our youth that dieting is your "fix all" is wrong, teaching them ways to maintain healthy eating while still getting the nutritious foods they need is right.

We need to empower ourselves and the next generation to erase the word "Diet" from their vocabulary and replace it with words like "nourished, strong and fullfilled". Let's teach our children to live with healthy balance by living that way ourselves. Lead by example as they say. Together we can build a healthier future for everyone! 

To help create a world without dieting, Multi-Grain Cheerios invites Canadians to take the first step in being a positive, healthy role model by taking the "Never Say Diet" Oath at www.WorldWithoutDieting.ca

I took the oath for myself and my children starting with my oldest girl, I have always believed in trying to set a positive example and teach them about loving themselves for who they are.




For more information visit the website and also follow along on twitter using hashtag #WorldWithoutDieting and like the Life Made Delicious Facebook fan page and show your support!


Win it!


Help empower the youth in your life and take the "Never Say Diet Oath" with Multi-Grain Cheerios! Its as easy as visiting the WorldWithoutDieting website, submitting your oath and then submitting your link here to win a prize! 

What could you win? How about a $100 Loblaws Gift Card and vouchers for Multi-Grain Cheerios to get you started on your way to healthy eating! Fill out the entry ballot below to be eligible to win! 

Open to CANADIAN residents 18+ only (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done for extras to count. Winners chosen at random by GiveawayTools and contacted via provided email. Winner has 48 hours to claim before a redraw is done. Prize provided by representatives of General Mills Multi Grain Cheerios. 




Posted on behalf of General Mills in participation with the #WorldWithoutDieting" campaign. Loblaws gift card was provided for participating. Opinions and comments on this blog are those of the author. 



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