Women's Obsession With Being Thin Got Some Help

Women's Obsession With Being Thin Got Some Help

Wasn't sure whether to post this one or not.  But it doesn't hurt to know where some of the influences that infiltrated our lives can be useful.  We all know that so much of what gets thrown our way (anti-aging, lose 10 lbs. Improve your memory, etc.) are all based on money and fear does help push a product. 

American women’s obsession with being thin began with this ‘scientist’

Time Line  |  Shoshi Parks

Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich were hooked on his diet.  Bengamin Gayelord Hauser wasn’t the first diet guru to worm his way into Western women’s collective consciousness. The dieting advice of William Banting, an English undertaker turned anti-fat crusader, was so influential in Victorian-era London that his surname became a verb, synonymous with dieting (i.e., “I’m banting”).

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