At the beginning of last term I decided to organise an event to mark No Diet Day (6th of May) in Cambridge. I decided to do so for a wide range of reasons, some of which I’d like to share now with those who couldn’t make it but who are nevertheless intrigued (N.b. today, when I’m typing this article is Anti-Child Labour day, another day which I think should be publicly marked in Cambridge. Oh well.). Anyway, please check it for yourself or believe me that when you Google the word “diet”, one of the first pages that come up will include a “diet personality quiz”. No kidding. My question is then: can diets, like the kind of clothes we wear, the books we read or the way we spend our free time characterise us? So it would seem, at least according to this wonderful digital gem, which suggests that diet can become not only a habit but also part of our personality. Hah. Who would have thought so? Continue reading