I need to lose weight. I'm also a vintage girl & thinking about writing a book set during WWII. Now I've found this: http://1940sexperiment.wordpress.com/about/ Very curious of trying it out; like a living history diet experiment. The research I've seen point to the fact that people were almost never as healthy here as during the war years, so this, combined with walking and bicycling (which they also did, due to the petrol rationing), could be a fun way of combining research, vintage and healthier living. So eco-friendly too, since the focus would be on locally grown veggies. I have gotten myself a bunch of cookbooks about cooking during the war and think I'll get started later this summer. Anyone keen on joining me? It could be fun to exchange tips, recipes and encourage each other, while proving the point that we can learn a lot from the Golden Era. What do you think? ETA: I should've known Lizzie would already have tried this! http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?31782-The-Ration-Book-Diet Anyway; if anyone wants to join me, let me know! ETA: DISCLAIMER: obviously, you are doing this on your own responsibility and should check with your doctor etc. etc. You should obviously monitor your health and take into account special medical conditions and the like. I'm just stating that I'm doing it and offering a chance to talk about it for anyone doing it as well.