Here are some wise Hollywood “diet don’ts” followed by their own “dos” from Alfred Hitchcock and Doris Day found in my booklet printed circa 1959 by National Research Bureau:
Here is a list of ten helpful dieting tips from the 1950s, published by Esquire:
As you can see, this rare little vintage diet booklet by Josephine Lowman has spent a lot of time in the original owner’s kitchen evidenced by lots of what looks like cookery splatter. It was tucked inside an old cook book I purchased at an estate sale. Lowman promises: “It’s simple to recondition a used, slightly misshapen husband.” Continue reading “1950s “Tubby Hubby” Diet Booklet”
Let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree with this, and why or why not.
Page from Better Homes & Gardens Diet Book, 1955.
This vintage booklet published in 1955 by the National Dairy Council offers basic diet advice: Cut back your calories and eat nutritious foods including dairy, and stay on your diet until you’ve regained your desired weight.
Inside one of my vintage diet booklets from the 1950s is the “Choice-Of-Foods” diet from Knox Gelatine. As to be expected, aspics, food molds and other forms of “gel cookery” are an integral part of the diet and recipes are provided. In addition to the meals, gelatin drinks are touted as between meal snacks, such as a cold glass of gelatin with 3/4 cup fruit juice or, served hot when mixed with broth. The Knox “Booster” drink contains 3-6 tablespoons of dry milk.
There was a time in the late 1950s/early 1960s when Lane Bryant suggested to their customers that they be mindful of the calories in their desserts! Beauty: A Matter of Balance in Fashions and Foods is a Lane Bryant diet booklet co-branded with “D-Zerta.”