vintage dieting

vinegar diet

The Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

The apple cider vinegar diet is an ancient weight loss remedy and also used to treat other ailments. The evidence that it works and precautions to take.

When Did Dieting Begin?

We often think of diets as a very modern invention – gaining popularity in the 1980s and 1990s – but the idea of dieting has been around for a long time.The Word “Diet”

The word “diet” was used to mean “Prescribed course of food, restricted in kind or limited in quantity, esp.

Are You Chubby or Stout?

Nowadays we have a polite name for clothes sizing: Plus-size.

The Fat Jiggling Machine – Legacy of Dr. Kellogg

The Fat Jiggling Machine aka roller massager was a vintage weight loss device that promised to shake fat away. Did this strange equipment actually work?

Women: Ancient Tips for a Perfect Figure

Were woman preoccupied with body image and diet 300 years ago? We found some very old diet tips from the 17th century.

Celery and Tomato Flavored Jello

In the 1960s the makers of Jello introduced “JELL-O® Gelatin for Salads”.

Tapeworm Diet: History, Methods, and Dangers

Sanitized tapeworms were once advertised as a way to lose weight but it turns out people are still wanting to try this dangerous method today.

The Ayds Diet Pill

Thanks to the proliferation of Internet video a number of commercials from the early 1980s have made a reappearance – one of which is for the unfortunately named “AYDS”.

Old School Weight Loss

These old school weight loss devices and gimmicks seem crazy, but they’re not too different from the gimmicks people fall for today.