50+ Hilarious Vintage Ads Promoting Weight Gain For Women For Ridiculous Reasons

The key to a long and healthy life is getting your weight under control. Every year over 50 million Americans go on a diet and spend $66 billion each year on weight-loss products. And only very few of them lose some weight while others lose hope. The most common ways people try to lose weight fast are by exercising a lot and eating a low-calorie diet. The idea of perfect body shape has been shifted from underweight to skinny body. Celebrities, icons, magazines, and other media types encourage women and girls to compare themselves to others constantly. Some people are using crash diets, cotton balls, pills, and even cigarettes to lose weight. However, this was not the case in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Supplement brands like WATE-ON, magazines, and celebrities encouraged women to gain some weight. During the middle of the 20th century, the ideal body shape was curvy instead of skinny. Advertisements published in newspapers and magazines motivated women to gain weight for some bizarre reasons, including attracting handsome men, looking perfect in bathing suits, increasing sexual desire, and many more. We here at Bygonely have compiled a list of some hilarious ads from magazines and newspapers from the 1930s to 1950s that are promising women to gain weight with benefits of gaining weight and drawbacks of being skinny.

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