Every generation thinks that they are the first ones to discover unique ways to lose weight. As I am about to demonstrate, this is simply untrue. In fact, your mother and her mother before her, were probably all participating in some kind of crazy fitness fad in their day.
It would also appear, that as much as things have changed, they’ve stayed the same. Perhaps we’ve swapped the ‘Vibration machine for the ‘Ab Swing Pro’ and the ‘Thin Thighs in 30 days’ regime for the 5:2 diet, but the one thing that remains static is that we are trying to discover rapid ways to lose weight. Preferably with little effort.
Now clearly there is no time limit on these fads, as evidenced by this advertisement from 1907