The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women DorothyPictolic
There was in the world, in the United States of the late 1940s, years nurse. And her name was Dorothy Bradley. Poor Dorothy weighed 90 pounds, was very worried about this and could not find happiness and love. But once she became an object for photo stories of the famous illustrated LIFE magazine, who documented her war with excess weight.
"The most serious health problem in the United States today is obesity" — sounds pretty topical for our days, isn't it? Yes, but it's the introduction to a great article published in the journal of LIFE 65 years ago. Unexpectedly, right? It turns out that the Ministry of health of the United States began to sound the alarm in 1949, urging people to fight obesity.
Arriving at the beach in 1949, 90-pound Dorothy Bradley reluctantly left the cabin. She skillfully hides her embarrassment and communicates with people openly and kindly.
Dorothy over lunch, 1949.
With envy looking at milkshake drink slim girls, Dorothy, orders lemonade without sugar.
Dorothy Bradley pushes through the turnstile, 1949.
Sadly looking at the "Tunnel of love".
Envy on the beach.
View Dorothy Bradley was attracted to the dress in the shop window.
Dorothy tries on a new dress. Her friend approvingly says that thanks diet waist Dorothy has decreased by two sizes.
In new York the gym, dressed in a soaked tracksuit Dorothy realizes that it is not workouts do not burn pounds and lose weight due to the change of diet. But exercises help you to avoid sagging and to strengthen the body after dieting.
Dorothy was exhausted after your grueling workouts.
Rest after a workout.
Dorothy Bradley on the reception of a nutritionist.
The waist measurement.
Dorothy tries on an old dress.
While shooting for a magazine at the gym.
In the end, Dorothy Bradley managed to lose weight up to 70 kg (minus 20 kg!), and she dances at the ball, dedicated to the birthday of the naval Forces of the United States.