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Dieting through the ages: Vintage adverts for lotions and potions that promised ‘miracle’ weight loss… but did any actually work?

In today’s $60billion diet industry, it’s hard to stand out from the fierce competition but these nostalgic adverts appear to have the secret – just make some incredibly outrageous promises to the despairing dieter.

The products on these vintage posters offer a range of solutions to shift those extra pounds – from the electric spot reducer which guaranteed to jiggle away excess bulk to soap which would ‘melt’ fat while you bathed. for more click here


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