If you resolved to lose weight and get fit for the New Year, chances are that your resolution has long fallen by the weigh-side. But hey, maybe your muffin-top isn’t the problem. Maybe you were simply born 100 years too late.
Thin was NOT in a mere 119 years ago, according to this advertisement for a weight control product from January, 1891.
My favorite part is the testimonial: “In four weeks Professor William’s famed FAT-TEN-U FOODS increased my weight 39 pounds, gave me new womanly vigor & developed me finely. My two sisters also use FAN-TEN-U and have gained much needed fleshiness. Because of our newly found vigor we have taken up Grecian Dancing and have leading roles in all local productions.”
Moral of the story: If you give it some time (another century?) maybe fat will be back.
Until then, consider treating yourself to the Yay Scale. It turns your weigh-in to a warm fuzzy and sells for about $50.