Diet fads come and go, and they’re fun to laugh at after they’re gone. Here are a few ads (and one from the present!) that will at the very least make you scratch your head with wonder (unless you have fleas, then you’ll be scratching your head with a vengeance) and hopefully give you a good giggle. Count it as your ab workout and thank me later:)
Now tell me that is just not the awesomest thing you’ve seen today! Who isn’t happy when they eat lard?!?
Does it help that the tapeworms are sanitized? And what exactly does “Jar Packed” mean?? I’m imagining pickles. “No ill effects” – it’s a promise!
Here’s one for diet shasta – trust me, it’s worth the click-thru!! Because everyone knows you’re better off dead than fat.
I’m pretty sure this is the same Kellogg of breafast cereal fame. Makes you look at corn flakes in a whole new way, no?
I think this sums up the Hollywood diet pretty well. Do you think they had to tell the models how to act strung out or did they know how to do it all on their own?
Every woman does have a problem when their “figure” can’t breathe because of a steel-boned corset.
This one isn’t vintage (yet) – you can actually buy it at Sephora right this very second!! Although I find this every bit as laughable as a box of cereal as a weight-loss panacea (the lard one is still the funniest though. It just is. I giggle just remembering that I remember it. Hee.)
And… this one isn’t a diet ad but I came across it and laughed so hard I almost wrote my congressman;) My fave part? Her fake eyelashes. Awesome.