I know we are an overweight society. I know diabetes, heart diseases, early death, etc is a serious issue and has been for a while. However, I am looking at 1968 and not 2012. I am looking at how we have come with weight loss information. Note I wrote "information" and not how far it has actually gone because there are hundreds of reasons why we are an overweight society. It could be our diet, lack of exercise and it could be health conditions like hypothyroidism or medications people are on that slow metabolism.
It's easy to look at an overweight person and think of how they got themselves to where they are. True, but what if you are looking at that overweight person and not realizing they have lost 50 lbs or have severe thyroid issues and taking an SSRI or something?
Stepping off the high horse, I am going to make a Better Homes and Gardens book the topic today. It's also easy to point out how none of this would work in today's society. It's also easy to take this book with a grain of salt and laugh at how ridiculous staying slim and not losing weight was. Naturally I have to find humor in these type of books.
|Better Homes and Gardens Eat AND Stay Slim, 1968. What? Both can be done? These recipes and menus will make you trim. Just wait. It gets better.|
|DO NOT CALL THIS A DIET! You need to reduce, not lose weight. It's not changing your lifestyle for health benefits. It is reducing! Reduce what exactly? Calories or fat? Both? Neither?|
|This about as telling as a BMI chart.|
|The Food Exchange color code. I've read this book several times and it still makes zero sense. Maybe people stayed slim in the 1960s because they were starving themselves instead of trying to decipher this weird colored box code.|
|1,000 calories, eh? Going through these recipes and deciphering the colored square system is going to burn at least half that. The fits of rage and hypoglycemia will consume the other half.|
|Iceberg ring. Gag inducing lime jello with chopped up iceberg lettuce and green onion. (Green square)|
|I had to include a picture of "tuhds". (3 red squares, one brown square). Add the other half of the bun. Really. It's not going to tip the quarter pound beef burgers.|
|You know what would make this salmon more edible? If it looked like it was cooked a lot longer. That defines salmon pink. (3 red squares, half a yellow square for the dip).|
Until next time.