Calories and Corsets: A history of dieting over two thousand years
Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. The media's relentless obsession with size may be perceived as a twenty-first-century phenomenon, but as award-winning historian Louise Foxcroft shows, we have been struggling with what to eat, when and how much, ever since the Greeks and the Romans first pinched an inch.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - EnidaV - LibraryThing
Two thousand years of history and lots of anti-dieting and anti-body-shaming arguments (all admirable and ahead of their time) packed into just over 200 pages. Unfortunately I was interested in the history. This is not a book for history buffs. Read full review