Sure, women should have a little wiggle and jiggle — but not too much. A vintage weight loss promotional booklet from Knox: Mrs. Knox’s Be Fit Not Fat
And they guarantee you’ll lose weight too!
“Kelpidine” doesn’t sound tasty, but it’s not as unfortunate a name as Ayds weight loss candy.
Anyway, People Today is rather a mini-men’s mag, so I feel rather weirded-out that the ad depicts a “fat chick.” If this was a February issue of the publication, I’d be convinced guys were supposed to give their fat wives a box of Kelpidine for Valentine’s Day.
But I guess the guys were just supposed to buy her weight-loss candy “just because.”
In that 1940s Hint Hunt tips booklet, the “easy and inexpensive trick for reducing” literally is playing a game of 52 pick-up — complete with graphic.
“Just kill me now.”
Other possible titles for this post:
The Scales Of Injustice
What? And Ruin The Valentine’s Day Gift?
This 1955 ad for Borg scales found at A Christmas Yuleblog.