Eat and Grow Thin
Known as one of America's first low-carb diet books, author Vance Thompson offers his strategy for "escaping the tragedy of growing fat." What's more."The Mahdah menus tell you exactly what to eat just what food values should be banked every day. The menus are composed. Each luncheon is complete in itself. Each dinner provides exactly the nutriment needed and in exactly the right proportions. And breakfast? Oh, we of the slim-waisted gracilities breakfast on a cup of yellow tea or a cup of black coffee or a dish of fresh, ripe fruit."Originally published in 1914 and long out-of-print, Eat and Grow Thin proves just how long low-carbohydrate eating plans have been around. Of course, contemporary dieters familiar with the current low-carb craze will find memorable advice here as well as a wealth of "slimming recipes" from the turn of the century. VANCE THOMPSON (1863-1925) was an American author and literary "Renaissance Man" of the early 20th century. His work covers a wide-range of genres including poetry, stage plays, miscellaneous manuscripts as well as sheet music.Capitalizing on popular tastes of the era, his earlier works include The Ego Book: A Book of Selfish Ideals (1914), Drink and Be Sober (1916), and Live and Be Young (1920). An extensive collection of his literary works and personal papers are stored in the Library for Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University.
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Page 5 - The first is the natural constitution of the individual. Nearly all men are born with certain predispositions, of which their physiognomy bears the stamp. Out of a hundred persons who die of consumption, ninety have brown hair, long faces, and pointed noses. Out of a hundred obese persons, on the other hand, ninety have short faces, round eyes, and snub noses. It is certain therefore that there are persons virtually doomed as it were to corpulence, persons whose digestive activities, all things being...
Page 4 - THIN lence and tallow; of actresses who filled one's soul with shining dreams— and now the dreams are wrecked on huge promontories; of statesmen and rulers who cumber the earth, now mere teeth and stomach, as though God had created them, like Mirabeau, only to show to what extent the human skin can be stretched without breaking. The tragedy of fat! An ancient man said; "Plures crapula quam gladius"—gluttony kills more than the sword; but the saddest part is that it kills with a death more horrible.