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Losing Weight In The 1950s Was A Miserable Ordeal

Many of us struggle to find the motivation to hit the gym or go for a run. Losing weight is challenging and sometimes, downright awful. But apparently, in the 1950’s it was even harder.

Although our bodies haven’t changed in the last 50 odd years, weight loss techniques have. It’s clear from these pictures that many people didn’t have a clue about how to actually drop those pounds. Take a look at how miserable is was trying to lose weight for women in the 1950’s.

Hey! That sounds good! Tell us more…

That's good news! But wait, what's the catch?

Exercise? Sure, why not! It couldn’t hurt.

A little exercise? Oh, that's not so bad.

That actually looks quite easy!

It almost looks like she's having a great time.

Hmm…are those special shoes for the workout?

Ooh! You get to wear fun shoes, too?

Wait, what’s going on?

Wait, what's going on?

Uh…did we miss something?

No! Wait. What's happening?

Is she OK?

Is she OK?

What on earth is that for?!

Don't do it!

This looks like some spooky experiment…

What kind of twisted science experiment is this?Apparently, if you wanted to lose weight in the 1950’s, you were subjecting yourself to becoming a lab rat! That stuff looks horrifying! Those early morning cardio workouts don’t seem so bad now, do they?