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Eat What You Want Day

Saturday, May 11, 2013

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When: Always on May 11th

What would you like to have to eat today? Okay, permitting, go ahead and have any and all of your favorite foods and snacks. Because today is Eat What You Want Day.

Eat What You Want Day is definitely not a day for diets. It is one single, solitary day in the year to go off your diet and eat something you really enjoy, Today, you can set aside your dietary "No-No" list. Today, you can splurge. Tomorrow, it's back to the diet. It is important to note that today is not intended to eat as much as you want. Rather, the goal is to eat something you otherwise wouldn't have. If you are watching carbs or calories, simply keep within your limits by eating just a small amount of that favorite treat.

Caution: People with allergies and/or medical conditions, may not be able to fully participate in this day. Simply said: Do not risk your health to participate in this day.

Origin of Eat What You Want Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This Day in History May 11

A copy of the Diamond Sutra is printed in China, making it oldest known dated printed book. (868)

In France, fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake as heretics. (1310)

Christopher Columbus leaves for his fourth and final voyage to the West Indies. (1502)

Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam to replace Willem Kieft as Director-General of New Netherland, the Dutch colonial settlement in present-day New York City. (1647)

HMS Beagle, the ship that will take Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage, is launched. (1820)

President James K. Polk asked for and received a Declaration of War against Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War. (1846)

Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State. (1858)

American Civil War: The ironclad CSS Virginia is scuttled in the James River northwest of Norfolk, Virginia. (1862)

Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California. (1880)

Pullman Strike: Four thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a wildcat strike in Illinois. (1894)

Einstein's presents his Theory of General Relativity. (1916)

An act of the U.S. Congress establishes Glacier National Park in Montana. (1910)

Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies. (1924)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded. (1927)

World War II: American troops invade Attu Island in the Aleutian Islands in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces. (1943)

World War II: The Allies begin a major offensive against the Axis Powers on the Gustav Line. (1944)

World War II: Off the coast of Okinawa, the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill is hit by two kamikazes, killing 346 of its crew. Although badly damaged, the ship is able to return to the U.S. under its own power. (1945)

BF Goodrich manufactures the first tubeless tire. (1947)

Siam officially changes its name to Thailand for the second time. The name had been in use since 1939 but was reverted in 1945. (1949)

Israel joins the United Nations. (1949)

Jay Forrester patents computer core memory. (1951)

In Baltimore, Maryland, the first heart–lung transplant takes place. The surgery is performed by Dr. Bruce Reitz of the Stanford University School of Medicine. (1987)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSER05 5/15/2013 9:36AM

    I missed that day.

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PMAY0313 5/12/2013 1:08PM


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MCJULIEO 5/11/2013 10:22PM

    So much happened on this date!

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HANSBRINK 5/11/2013 8:31PM

  Not sure about Eat What You Want. Too easy to undo all the good eating habits I tried to build.

Some interesting tidbits in the "This Day in History" section. I'll need to research the entry:
Seven people are killed in the Mussel Slough Tragedy, a gun battle in California. (1880)

Never heard of it.

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PATRICIAAK 5/11/2013 7:48PM


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THINAGIN2 5/11/2013 5:49PM

    Durn! I did that yesterday so I can't today!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/11/2013 3:02PM

    Hmmm my blood sugar is already too high at 160 but i can do this for one day only. LOL

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MARTYLYNN1 5/11/2013 1:02PM

    That sounds great except I am finally losing weight again so think I will eat what I should, not what I want.

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SONYALATRECE 5/11/2013 12:09PM

    I'm eating plant-based foods today.
That's what I want since my digestive system seems pissed off today.

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KNEWMETODAY 5/11/2013 8:36AM

    "Diet" left my daily vocabulary when I decided to adopt a new lifestyle. To me, "diet" is a temporary fix...don't want to be there, don't want to visit.
I hope you enjoy your day and your food; I will! emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/11/2013 8:37:48 AM

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