Weight Loss 1970's Style

As we kick off 2018, many of you are making goals and resolutions to lose weight. One of the best weight-loss programs for the past few decades has been Weight Watchers. I have friends that have been successful using the program. They have lost weight and improved their health. But, to be honest, I have no idea how the program works. I just know it works.

Today I think they use points and calculate recipes and ingredients, but this wasn't always the case. Back in the mid 1970's they encouraged people to lose weight by counting calories and providing healthy planned recipes on little cards. There was a staged picture of the food on the front and the recipe on the back. It was like Instagram, but on little cardboard cards.

Wendy McClure, writing at Candyboots, found some of these cards and has taken the time to share them with all of us. You really need to take the time and follow this link to see the entire collection. I'm not pointing you in the wrong direction, I promise. 

Again, think of it like Instagram, only in the 1970's.

Actually, it is really more like Instagram had sex with a SkyMall Catalog and produced these wonderful cards for us:

Weight Watcher Recipe Cards - 1974

 

Still unsure if you should follow the link? Here is a brief example of what you are going to see when you get there:

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It's not just the horrible recipes. It's the hilarious commentary that Wendy provides on the cards. I truly believe that people lost weight, because they didn't eat this food. They starved the weight off their body avoiding this crap.

Go look at the cards. You'll probably lose weight laughing. 

Quietly making noise,
Fletch