Do you know what being "healthy" was like 100 years ago?

Insane diet fads come and go, and the early 1900s were no different. Back then, however, doctors had a much different take on what a normal diet and lifestyle should be, according to these two books: Diet and Health With Key to the Calories by Dr. Lulu Hunt Peters, published in 1918, and Encyclopedia of Diet: A Treatise on the Food Question, by Eugene Christian, published in 1914. Think you could be healthy in 1915? Let's find out.

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Created By theCHIVE
On Mar 1, 2017
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What is the equation adults should use to determine their ideal weight?

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To avoid droopy fat in your neck, you should:

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Which of the following does the author of Diet and Health call out as common weight loss strategies that *won't* actually help you lose weight?

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How many calories per day should a laundress (or any other profession which requires a woman to lift heavy objects) eat?

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How much water does the average person need to drink?

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What's the ideal breakdown of a balanced diet?

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Which of the following is a recommended breakfast for anyone "afflicted with obesity?”

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What should an athletic person do immediately upon waking up in the morning?

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Which of the following will help cure constipation?

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What should people who are underweight and want to gain do?

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If you want to lose weight, what's the first thing you should do?

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Which of the following is a recommended lunch for "a normal person" between the ages of 20 and 33?

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