A very popular New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier and to lose some weight.
by Neysa McMein, McCall’s, October 1929
Self-help books are very useful. Make sure to find a quiet place to read without any distractions.
by Norman Rockwell, Saturday Evening Post, January 3, 1953
Look for foods that are wholesome …
Crisco advertisement from September 1913 Ladies’ Home Journal, artist unknown
Always eat your vegetables…
And eat plenty of dairy products…
White Mountain advertisement from July 1913 Ladies’ Home Journal, artist unknown
It’s good to drink plenty of liquids …
Pepsi advertisement from March 1958 McCall’s, artist unknown
And try to avoid sweets …
Lucky Strike advertisement from March 1929 Delineator, artist unknown
There’s lots of advice for keeping a resolution of eating healthier. However, taking advice from vintage magazine advertisements could end up making you even less healthy than before.
The Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover is from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive.
All other images are from Modern Graphic History Library’s Periodicals Collection.