Do you remember a time when ads encouraged mothers to give their children Seven-Up? Or to use cigarettes and sugar as weight loss aids?

While this advice has thankfully gone by the wayside, other advice in these ads could have come from today’s media. To lose weight simply take this pill, use this meal substitute, and wash with this soap.

This collection of vintage ads is both horrifying and enlightening. Weight Loss Ads: A Look At The Health Advice Of Yesteryear | Read more at Huffington Post