Celesta “Dolly Dimples” Geyer’s reflections on life as the circus side show “fat lady” and her quest to save her… Read more Diet or Die: The Dolly Dimples Weight Reducing Plan
Why does the current “body positivity” movement appear to be mostly focused on younger women, often posing closely together, in… Read more 1970s Weight Watchers on Body Positivity
This vintage booklet published in 1955 by the National Dairy Council offers basic diet advice: Cut back your calories and… Read more 1950s “Shape your figure tomorrow” Diet Booklet
Here we have a glimpse of vintage diets through the Monocle of Mr. Peanut. Mr. Peanut suggests kids take note… Read more Mr. Peanut’s 1970s Vintage Diet
Inside one of my vintage diet booklets from the 1950s is the “Choice-Of-Foods” diet from Knox Gelatine. As to be… Read more Vintage 1950s Knox Diet
From What A Way To Lose, 1969: “I’ve invented a fabulous new diet. It costs only $2,000 for each pound… Read more Mama Cass Elliot “Diet”
There was a time in the late 1950s/early 1960s when Lane Bryant suggested to their customers that they be mindful… Read more Vintage Lane Bryant Diet
Out of my hundreds of vintage diet books and thousands of pages of women’s magazines I have not seen a… Read more Cellulite: A Modern Issue?