The Retro Diet™

The photo of me above on the left is from 2009, before I lost 10% of my body weight in 2010 by following a 1950s diet that I documented in my book American Women Didn’t Get Fat in the 1950s. The photo on the right was me at my wedding in 2018. Since 2013 I’ve been reading diet books, articles and cook books from the 19th century through World War II, many of which are New England sources. I’ve maintained my weight loss and continue to have very healthy cholesterol levels by eating a traditional early New England diet balanced with retro American guidelines. And so, I have an announcement!

I have begun writing my next book, The Retro Diet! It’s based upon vintage, simple eating practices paired with a New England lifestyle and regional foods, and you don’t have to go back in time to follow it!


Click here to read in Wayne’s words how he also lost weight and regained his health after reading my book and eating “retro”.

More to come!

Book update

10 thoughts on “The Retro Diet™

    1. Thank you! I’ve had some graylights since my late 30s but it’s definitely transitioning quickly now into full-on gray. I still have no plans to try and hide it!

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  1. Hi Averyl, I am interested in your new book. I did purchase the last one,and I thought that it was very informative. I just purchased the Family Circles Reducing Diet Guide 1955. I just love to read about vintage lifestyle, especially how people lost weight, and it seems like the information from long ago is just common sense. Or is that just me? LOL. Anyway, it seems with all of the diets out there being peddled, it is more confusing then ever on how people should lose weight. At 50 years old, I think I have tried most of them, ugh.

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    1. Christina, thank you for purchasing my book, and no, it’s not just you. 😀 Old-fashioned common sense about eating is often discarded for trendy new diets. Don’t get me started on the Keto diet, as an example. 😉


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