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Are You Too Fat? Reducing Is Easy – Strength Magazine – February, 1925

Judging from the number of our correspondents who tell us they are overweight, the _ world must be composed of one fat woman after another: Out of every ‘five letters we receive, about three ask questions about reducing. A few women want exercises to take off the flesh, but, sorry to state, these few are far outnumbered by the others who wonder if such and such a medicine or soap advertised for reducing is worth trying. Have you ever heard the story of the man who searched the whole world for diamonds, and then, weary and disillusioned, returned home only to find them in his own backyard? Getting thin is just like that.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas