The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

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.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

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.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Dorothy over lunch, 1949.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

With envy looking at milkshake drink slim girls, Dorothy, orders lemonade without sugar.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Dorothy Bradley pushes through the turnstile, 1949.The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Sadly looking at the "Tunnel of love".

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Envy on the beach.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

View Dorothy Bradley was attracted to the dress in the shop window.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Dorothy tries on a new dress. Her friend approvingly says that thanks diet waist Dorothy has decreased by two sizes.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

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.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Dorothy was exhausted after your grueling workouts.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Rest after a workout.The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Dorothy Bradley on the reception of a nutritionist.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

The waist measurement.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Dorothy tries on an old dress.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

Again workout.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

While shooting for a magazine at the gym.

The plague of overweight: a LIFE story about weight loss American women Dorothy

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.

Keywords: 1950s | 40s | 50s | Life | Overweight | Obesity | Slimming

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