After eating a couple bucket loads of halloween candy, you'd think that's the end of it, right? Nope. Here comes Thanksgiving with all the pies and mashed potatoes and gravies and candied yams (the yams did it!!), immediately followed by another month of xmas cookies and fudge and fruit job cakes and OMG don't even think about touching that one last wafer thin mint on New Year Evil!! Dr. James R. Wilson had some thoughts about this when, over half a century ago, he released his wonderfully illustrated (sadly uncredited) and very informative Better Homes and Garden Diet Book in 1955. If you're going to GAIN weight, then do it the RIGHT way. Right? Below are a few tips for proper ways of packing it on (delicious cold fried chicken right before bed isn't something everyone already lovingly knows about??!!) I've also been gracious enough to include a few ways you can BURN off a certain number of calories by barely doing anything at all too! I know, I know... I am all too kind. And FYI: this book is over 250 pages long, so we'll likely be seeing more from it in the next post too. And aside from the cafeteria and cover pic, everything here is scanned at 600%!!!
More to come, stay tuned-- and don't spoil your appetite!
Omg this is amazing. I love the whole concept - esp the weight gaining meals. Usually all you ever see in these books and pamphlets is how to lose weight. And holy crap that cafeteria image is AMAZING!!!!! I love the "sitting" image too :)
And you know you have some hard candies kept in your desk drawers
I have every kind of candy you could imagine in my drawers
...said the Actress to the Bishop.
I love the style on the art for these. You've definitely got a fun theme going.
While you're digging through those old holiday goodies, keep an eye out for recipes for stuffing your turkey with all that Halloween candy. This seems like one of the right time periods for such a thing to have existed.
Now that sounds like stuffing definitely worth going back for seconds and thirds for!
Those calorie-burning bullet illustrations are all fantastic. I can't even pick a favorite, though the guy on the train and the woman watching TV are right up there with the dog walking lass and the sleeping dude. Four out of six tied for first! (And I still feel like I'm slighting the running man!) Can't wait to see more.
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