How To Measure Wrist Size for Body Frame Measurement

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by MissNathalieVintage, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. MissNathalieVintage

    MissNathalieVintage Practically Family

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    I stumbled on this while reading the September 1940s issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. I tried looking for the article again but can not find the magazine at the library at the moment. I did take took a couple of notes and in the article they mention Ida Jean Kain, her way does not have one measuring your wrist. Ida's method goes by height to find your correct weight. My public library does not own any of her books.

    I did find Ida Jean Kain's book Slim For Life on Internet Archives https://archive.org/details/stayslimforlifed00kain you can borrow the book for free if you sign up to the website which it's also free to do so.

    There is also another book by Ida Jean Kain that was mentioned in the article Prescription For Slimming, which is also super out of print.

    Researching online a bit more I found this article.
    https://www.livestrong.com/article/175491-how-to-measure-wrist-size-for-body-frame-measurement/ and it pretty much has all the information from the Good Housekeeping article and then some more really great info too.


    I would really like to get Ida Jean Kain's Get In Shape book only its super out of print.




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    And I also found this newspaper clipping. 2 (2).png

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    I took my measurements from my wrist and my wrist is 7 inches and according to the Good Housekeeping magazine article. My waist should be 41/2 times my wrist, which means my ideal waist measurement should be 28 1/2 inches, 7x8=28 and my hips should measure 6 1/2 times that of my wrist. Which comes out to 7x6=42 which will make my ideal hip measurements 42 1/2 inches.

    Right now what I am doing to lose a couple of inches is just not eating or drinking anything pass 8 pm. I got this info from a 1930s beauty book and it seems to be working. My intention is not to drop weight fast that is not healthy for any one and since I am 44 years old, my skin will also need time to snap back into shape as well, since older skin is not as quick to snap back as someone who is much younger. Plus I have a job where I am on my feet a lot, I walk, bend and stretch as well. And I eat vegan/vegetarian foods.
     
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  2. MissNathalieVintage

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    Oh and as mentioned in the news paper clipping I am also not drinking any thing with my meals. I drink something before eating and if I am thirsty I will drink something after I've eaten. During the day its a little harder to drink something due to having to be at work. What I do is I will bring a water bottle and drink water through out the day, a couple of sips here and there.

    And when I do not bring a water bottle I will be sure to drink water after I've gone to the powder room from the water fountain. And I learned that when I do drink water it does not help me feel hydrated. I learned from the doctors Bob and Brad over on Youtube. That one of the doctors has this very same issue so he says he adds nuun tablets to his water to help keep him hydrated. I tried this and it really does work. The great thing about nunn is its only 1 gram of sugar per tablet, I get the caffeine free sport tablets.

     
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  3. MissNathalieVintage

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    While reading a 1940s newspaper article I read that if one feels hungry in between meals to snack on dried fruit, and the 1930s beauty book said to have lots of dried fruit around such as figs or dates.

    And in Ida Jean Kain's Slim For Life I read that if one feels hunger between meals drink water or unsweetened fruit juice. I do do these things and I do notice how the waist in my skirts fit. There are a few skirts that I own that are a little tight in the waist and a few that are not as tight. My tighter waist skirts are getting less tighter, and I lost two inches on my waist the last time I measured my waist, 34 and now I am a 32.:)
     
  4. MissNathalieVintage

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    Hooray!!! I was finally able to fine the September 1940s Good Housekeeping article. 1 (2).png
     
  5. MissNathalieVintage

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    correction:
    According to the GH article, my waist measurement is 4 1/2 times that of my wrist 7 x 4=28 1/2 inches.

    And I have some excellent news thanks to AbeBooks.Com, I was able to track down and purchase a copy of Ida Jean Kain's book Get In Shape. Once I have a chance I will share some information from Ida Jean's book with you all.:)
     
  6. LolitaHaze

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    I have the Ida Jean book Rx for Slimming. It was gifted to me years ago. This post makes me want to thumb through it again considering I am a little off on those perfect measurements from GoodHouseKeeping! :-D
     
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  7. Aerielle Max

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    Determining frame size: To determine the body frame size, measure the wrist with a tape measure and use the following chart to determine whether the person is small, medium, or large boned.
     
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