Take The Never Say Dieting Oath with Multi-Grain Cheerios #WorldWithoutDieting

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When I was younger I was obsessed with body image. I thought being a certain size meant I looked perfect. I remember sucking in my stomach so I did not look “fat” when I was 120 lbs. Now, four children later and many years, I realize I was no where near fat. It is amazing how with age comes knowledge and with knowledge comes power. Power to be confident and power to speak up. I weigh more now than I did and yet I feel better about myself and better about my body image.  For a long while I have disliked the word “Diet” I usually say something more like “making healthy choices” or “Lifestyle changes”. I know with dieting comes a lot of images and words that have negative impacts on peoples lives. The feeling of being let down and failure also circulates around the word diet. Because of this, I took the Never say Dieting Oath


A recent survey commissioned by Multi-Grain Cheerios examining young women ages 10-17 revealed some compelling stats:

  • 3 in 5 women have been on a diet
  • 52% of girls get their information about dieting and nutrition from family members
  • 1 in 5 girls under 18 is currently dieting

In order to end this cycle of destructive dieting, Multi-Grain Cheerios has launched “Generation Healthy”, a program aimed at encouraging women to recognize their self-worth and become part of the solution as a role model living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. 

The message of the program is one that I think all women can relate to:

“We believe that nutrition is healthier than deprivation and that dieting is harmful to us and to our children. So let’s embrace a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and empower the next generation to do the same by removing the word dieting from our lives and replacing it with words like nourished, strong, and fulfilled. Let’s use our influence to teach our children to live with healthy balance by living that way ourselves. Together, we can build a healthier future for every generation to come.”

As a mom to two girls I know that what I do and what I say impacts them deeply. My self image molds their feelings about themselves. Because if this, I took the oath. I believe with all my heart nutrition is healthier than deprivation and that dieting is harmful for us all. We need to educate our children that a healthy balanced lifestyle is best. Together we can help them and educate them and give them the tools to succeed with this. 

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Great start

A world without dieting is possible if we all start living with healthy balance. Here are some tips on how to feel good in every way – mind, body, and spirit.

5 Easy Ways to Healthier Eating
  1. Have breakfast every day
  2. Enjoy vegetables and fruit as part of every meal, and as snacks
  3. Eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable each day
  4. Each day, make at least half of your grain products whole grain
  5. Choose lower fat milk and lean meats (or their alternatives) prepared with little or no added fat

To help create a world without dieting, Multi-Grain Cheerios is encouraging Canadians to take the first step in being a positive, healthy role model by taking the “Never Say Dieting Oath” at WorldWithoutDieting.ca.

Take the NEVER SAY DIETING OATH and together we’ll make the next generation healthy – mind, body, and spirit.

Giveaway time!

Multi-Grain Cheerios wants you to take the Never say Dieting Oath as well. You can win $100 in product vouchers and a Loblaws gift card by doing so. Enter the form below. Good luck! 

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  1. Amy Heffernan says
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  3. Brenda Penton says

    I took the oath for my son, Avery. https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

  4. Carol M (Lushka S) says
  5. nenasinclair says

    I took the oath for Logan & Emma

  6. Here's the link for my oath: https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

  7. Dayna Wilson says
  8. I took the oath for my daughter: https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

  9. prairiebelle says
  10. i took the oath for my children https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

  11. This is an important message to our children, and I took the "oath". https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

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  12. Catherine Cole says
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  14. I took the oath for Michelle https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

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  17. Took the oath for my little Munchkin. https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/Gallery?name=m

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  23. Tammy Dalley says

    I took the oath for my friend Karla https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath

  24. I took the oath for Donna

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    I CANNOT REFUSE ENTERING THIS CONTEST_–I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO WIN SOMETHING ONCE IN MY LIFETIME

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    Always trying to Win A contest

  28. Monique L.S. says
  29. Took the oath for my daughter K.
    https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

  30. I took the oath for myself =)
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  32. Cheryl Grandy says

    I took the oath for Jaimie. https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

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    I took the oat for eric and julie

  35. My name is caryn and here is the link to the oath i took for Gracie. https://worldwithoutdieting.ca/oathgallery?key=5b

  36. i took the oath

  37. Angela Mitchell says

    I took the oath for my daughter Amy https://worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thankyou?o

  38. Karry Knisley says

    Took the oath for my daughter Ryanne https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

  39. took the oath!

  40. I took the oath from Mom to Kerri https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

  41. https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

    Took the oath for my son Allan

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  43. I took the oath for Ava

  44. Took the oath for my kids. Posted as Josie

  45. Jan Singleton says

    I agree that we should not use the word dieting. I'm working on eating better, and love the fresh fruit and vegetables at Loblaws.

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  48. kristineewald says

    https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky… I took the oath to my husband. For him to keep accountable to be a good example to my daughter

  49. Miriam Wilton says
  50. I took the oath for my niece. https://www.worldwithoutdieting.ca/theoath/thanky

  51. Christy Martin says
  52. I agree ,,,women and girls should be happy with their self image,No dieting ,,just eat heathly and get exercise

  53. I took the oath for my wife.

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  55. Viv Sluys says

    I took the oath for my daughters https://worldwithoutdieting.ca/Gallery?name=Shael

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