Here is a one-day sample menu plan from 1953 -
Not a single low-fat item anywhere. Strange the way you can't ad milk to your tea though!
In the 50s, 60s and 70s crispbreads were a popular alternative to bread for those wanting to lose weight.
|1953 ad for crispbread.|
Ten years later, in 1963, women were still being recommended to drink milk to lose weight.
Also by 1963, many thought that the dieting craze was too extreme, and even the Australian Women's Weekly (30 October 1963) warned that dieting could be harmful - just as harmful as being obese. "Semi-starvation can lead to exhaustion, weakness, and harm the sex glands, leading to trouble conceiving, as well as tuberculosis, pneumonia and influenza."
The fashion industry, and designers in particular were given much of the blame......
|Sophia Loren, 1960s|