I’ve been digging around the internet for inspiration to help me with my new Diet Healthy Eating Plan, and I’ve come across a bit of “Weight Loss History.”
Did you know that the only time thin wasn’t in, was for the rich Europeans of the 17th century? I’m not saying they encouraged anyone to be fat, but they definitely appreciated a woman’s curves and voluptuous bosoms. They did, however, discourage sagging and flabby. I guess as long as you were just thick, you were ok.
It might be worth noting that during this time period, Europeans were being introduced to many new foods such as Chocolate and Ice Cream. I’m just saying…
Alas, the days of Rubenesque beauty are long gone.
Social ideals of thinness have varied over time, and women and menhave gone to great lengths to achieve it.
They developed exercise routines… Or rather, they invented machines to exercise for them.
They created pills, potions and devised plans.
And this one takes the cake… The Tape Worm Diet…
When all else failed, you could always join the circus…
Or perform at the Opera
Of course, I jest. I’d be in real trouble if I lived back then.
But, I wonder… Did they ever go on a real diet?
The UK produced a television series in 2008 called “The Diets That Time Forgot,” for Channel 4.
“In this unique experiment, nine 21st century volunteers subject themselves to the weight loss diets and fitness regimes of previous generations. But have they bitten off less than they can chew?”
You can purchase the full episodes at Amazon.com.
Well, I’m off to have another banana… Anyone care to join me for a cuppa tea?