Article by Ceri Wheeldon. With all the media coverage highlighting body image and the latest diet and fitness craze, I came across some wonderful Pathe videos showing the techniques our mothers and grandmothers might have used to stay looking slim. I just had to share them. Some are amusing, some more than a little strange, and the Eat Fat and Get Slim regime from the 1950s shows Atkins diet was not the first to suggest ditching carbs in favour of a high fat diet! The 1940′s and 1960′s get slim techniques look like fun, but the 1950′s seemed to require a little more work and discipline! Enjoy! Staying slim in the 1940s video Staying slim in the 1950s video Staying slim in the 1960s video Any other novel ‘get slim’ ideas to share?