For the most part, vintage health tips don’t exactly stand the test of time. In 1918, Dr. Lulu Hunt Peters offered her hilariously direct advice for women who were looking to lose weight and appear younger.
The book titledDiet and Health: With Key to the Caloriesdoesn’t mince words when it comes to telling her readers exactly what they’re doing wrong with their diet, and at first it feels a little too harsh to be helpful.
But underneath Lulu’s zingers is a healthy helping of humor. She even had her “smallnephew” provide the illustrations, dubbing him, “the little rascal,” in theguide’s title page.As the former chairman of the Public Health Committee California Federation of Women’s Clubs, Los Angeles District, she was also given permission to dedicate the book to Herbert Hoover, the Director of the U.S. Food Administration at the time before being elected president.
Take a look to see Dr. Hunt Peters’ vintage health tips from back in the day. You might find some of it useful, but other suggestions may just make you laugh out loud.
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1. Use A Formula To Find Your “Ideal Weight”
2. Massage Your Neck Properly To Get Rid Of Double Chins
3. Take 10 Years Off Your Face With A Complex Regimen
4. Chew On Citrus Peels To Curb Over-Snacking
5. Don’t Totally Nix Carbs
6. A Sweet Disposition Can Cure Constipation
7. Consuming Meat Every Day Isn’t Necessary
8. Don’t Over-Do It With Exercise
9. Brush Your Hair Vigorously With 200 Double-Strokes
10. Thin People Who Want To Gain Weight Should Talk Less
11. Splurge On 100 Calories Of Your Husband’s Dessert