It’s time to weigh in on this vintage weight scale. I’m not asking for your body weight. I just want to know what you think of this vintage scale. What sold me was it’s size and the bright red paint. A rare find among those hunting for unique vintage items. Even though this scale was used to weigh fruit and produce it got me thinking of our culture’s obsession with our own weight. Most of us know our approximate weight within a few pounds and stepping on the scale is a morning ritual for many. And if we don’t like what the scale tells us we resort to a diet plan.
Vintage Weight Scale
There are dozens of diet plans on the market with most promising to lose pounds off in just a matter of days. I decided to look into some of the more popular plans and was surprised by both their names and their diet plan. Just to name a few. The French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet is based on the theory that French women don’t diet, count calories or skip meals. The Caveman Diet focuses on eating foods from the Paleolithic era, foods we ate prior to farming and domesticating animals. The Grapefruit Diet consumes grapefruit or grapefruit juice at every meal. The Beverly Hills Diet concentrates on the pairing of certain foods and what time of day you eat them. The Shangri-La Diet consumes olive oil and sugar water throughout the day. Then there’s my favorite The Skinny Bitch Diet which is a tough love guide to stop eating crap and start eating what’s good for you. But in all seriousness I did find one that I liked and could relate to. The Volumetrics Diet discourages on and off again dieting and to start living a healthy lifestyle based on nutritious food and regular exercise. Now there’s a diet plan I can live with. Now bring me that vintage weight scale and let’s start.