1960: Fat Overweight

Lose ugly fat in seven days or your money back, said this ad for Odrinex from Ahlf’s Drug Store in 1960.

1945: Get Slimmer Without Exercise

Why be fat, asked this 1945 advertisement. Get slimmer without exercise! While it sounded quite a bit like snake oil, I guess the idea was that the candy reduced the sense of taste, which made you less likely to eat (since you couldn’t taste anything anyway).

1960: If You’re Adding Pounds, Blame Your Brain

Here’s a delightful 1960 Fredi Lowry column featuring opulence, a silly kid, and some funny rhyming slogans.