How times have changed
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From the July 1970 issue of Life magazine. See attached.
The copy reads:
We know it sounds odd--but it can work.
Spoil your appetite by eating something with sugar.
Sugar works faster than any other food to turn your appetite "down,"
your energy "up."
Then, when mealtime comes, you're less apt to overeat.
Willpower never tasted so good.
Sugar...only 18 calories per teaspoon, and it's all energy.
General Post Office Box 94, New York, NY 10001
I remember reading somewhere that back around 1960 a man's doctor advised him to eat half a pound of lunchmeat (and nothing else) for lunch every day. We are talking, like, baloney and salami. The idea then was that this constituted a pure protein diet that would help control weight. But then the man had a heart attack (lunchmeat is high fat etc) and he sued the doctor.
Wow. I think that was just about the time that cheeseburgers were being advertised as "health food".
I'm so glad eggs are "OK to eat now!" I love them. DH has a bit of a cholesterol issue, so we don't overindulge, but we enjoy than more now than ever.
I also don't get all these "healthy chefs" who espouse eating egg whites only. You miss out on so many nutrients that way. I use Egg Beaters or the like, but generally cut in a few real eggs when making dishes such as frittata.
Dr. Melik: This morning for breakfast he requested something called wheat germ, organic honey, and tiger’s milk.
Dr. Aragon: Oh, yes. Those are the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life-preserving properties.
Dr. M: You mean there was no deep fat? No steak or cream pies or hot fudge?
Dr. A: Those were thought to be unhealthy—precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true.
From the 1973 Woody Allen movie“Sleeper,” in which Woody's character, a former health food store owner, wakes up after being asleep for 200 years.