If the question is "Have you ever tried a ridiculous diet and hoped it might really work on you?" - I'd raise my hand.. and I wouldn't be the only one (would I?).
What should I call it?
Call it "Romeo and Juliet" if you want, but it's the same thing - giving up a part of our lives. Let me tell you: I'm a comfor eater. Not only that; I'm a firm believer that a peace of chocolate cake (along with a cup of tea) is the best way of healing others - and I practice it on all my frieds in need.
Naturaly, this way of lifestyle does not go along well with small waist circumference. On the other hand, vintage clothes requires waist that must be smaller than the "regular" one we see nowadays. Sizing changed (just take a pattern from 1970 and the one from this year and compare them) - our waists "grew bigger" one whole inch. You don't even need a pattern, you can see it online, the stories of our raising risk of heart related issues are all over.
Now, if we ever wondered (I know I did) how come all those vintage beauties did it without all the suffering - rest assured: they, too have struggled.
My search took me on a strange online jorney, from modern "green smoothie" craze, over some of the girdle-wearing gals.. all the way to a 1929 edition of the "Photoplay" magazine, that adresses the issue of the struggles, worries and problems gals back then faced.
In an article entitled "Diet - The Menace Of Hollywood", writer Katherine Albert explains why eating like Joan Crawford and other period stars could prove problematic.
'Diet!,' Albert writes. 'It has put one world famous star in her grave!'
What's more she adds, the Hollywood diet craze is responsible for increasing numbers of tuberculosis cases and will 'produce a race of anaemic tubercular weaklings' if allowed to continue.
I'm 172cm (5 feet and 7 inches) tall and my weight is in the second column above "healthy weight" - 60kg (132 pounds)
I hope this story didn't scare you, but I also hope you've realized my point here:
♥♥ Pinky Honey