Tag: vintage menus

Reducing: A Vintage Weight Loss Menu

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I’m a little overweight. Not terribly so, but because of an anti-anxiety medication I started taking a few years ago, I’m now carrying around about 21 very stubborn extra pounds. This amount is down from the 30 extra I was hauling around at the beginning of the year, but this is after adding a gym membership to my day. Five days a week, one hour per day, weight training and cardio, and after about four months, I’m much stronger, but only about nine pounds lighter. I know, I know, the answer lies in my diet. Continue reading “Reducing: A Vintage Weight Loss Menu”

Susan, be smooth! by Nell Giles, 1940: Chapter VIII – Eat to Be Pretty

Chapter VIII
EAT TO BE PRETTY

This is our sly way of approaching the diet question. If we say, “Susan, be smooth. . . be rounded and curved,” you think we mean fat.

Then you cut down on milk, potatoes and meat; you develop a haggard look; you’re devilishly grouchy; your skin becomes sallow; and you have the energy of a tin whistle. Isn’t it so?

You see that what we really mean is that you must eat properly to be pretty. We won’t mention health; we’ll stick to beauty. Shall we go on?

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How to Prepare Easy Vintage Breakfasts

I’ve been laid up much of the past week in my yellow boucle recliner, recovering from minor surgery. To keep myself sane, I’ve been paging through “recent” magazines… well, magazines published from around this time of year, anyway, only about 68 years ago.

My attention was snagged earlier by a vintage article about breakfasts. It’s after 10:00 PM now, and all I want to do is make breakfast. So, I’ve done the next best thing and written a post about it instead. Continue reading “How to Prepare Easy Vintage Breakfasts”