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November 15, 1930

Grow Thin on Good Food.

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By Luella E. Axtell, M.D. Cloth. Price, $2. Pp. 336, with illustrations. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(20):1528. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720200064039

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Here is a popular guide in simple language for the overweight person who wishes and needs to reduce to normal. It is based on experience from the author's own reduction and and from treatment of many obese patients. Tricks in cookery, cooking hints, are given to show how calories can be "squeezed" out of delightful dishes. Many menus and recipes are proposed for reducing body fat only and for yielding all nutrient needs. Exercise and work cooperate with the diet in the reduction program. Courses of exercises are outlined. Heat and cold treatments used with care are accessories to diet restrictions. When reduction has been accomplished, weight should be maintained at normal with the vital foods providing sufficient minerals, proteins and vitamins to meet all body needs.

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