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    Marilyn Monroe: Primal

    Well, except for the ice cream...

    The Marilyn Monroe Diet: Eggs, Meat, More Meat
    Vegan from 1993 until Oct 16, 2010. "D'oh!!"

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    And the shitload of drug cocktails......

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    apart from the ice cream sundae, weights too.

    Bless her gorgeous soul.

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    She was also much thinner than most people think because we all remember that she was a size 10-12.

    It's the sizes that have changed. In the 50s and 60s a size 10 was a 31" hip. Source: Guide to Vintage Pattern Sizes

    She was a sweety pie; who knew she was almost primal also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    She was also much thinner than most people think because we all remember that she was a size 10-12.

    It's the sizes that have changed. In the 50s and 60s a size 10 was a 31" hip. Source: Guide to Vintage Pattern Sizes

    She was a sweety pie; who knew she was almost primal also?
    She also did get a bit heavier for awhile. Take a look at Some Like it Hot. She's definitely bigger. She wasn't huge by any means, but her early costumes had 22" waists. For most of her career, she was quite slender but she gained a bit in later years. The studio leaned on her a bit about it, too. But whether she was tiny or a little bigger, people still found her gorgeous and sexy.

    And, yeah, sizes have changed even in my lifetime. When I was a teenager, size 4 was the smallest size in the regular ladies department, but it was more like a 0 or 2 now. And that 4 was larger than it would've been in Marilyn's time. An older lady I know showed me her wedding dress from the early 60s. She is a very short woman and had to go to a specialty shop to get a 4. It looked like a first communion dress.

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    I know sewing sizes are very different from ready to wear, though. In ready to wear, I usually fit just fine into a size 8, but for sewing patterns, I'm a 12 or a 14.

    It's just hard to say.

    I have seen that Marilyn Monroe article before and was pleasantly surprised. Who would have thought Marilyn was smarter than my doctor?
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    i know someone who was involved in a recent auction of some of her belongings, including clothing. he couldn't believe how tiny her pants were.

    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

    Ernest Hemingway

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    Monroe wasn't a pioneer -- wasn't "pasta makes you fat" the CW of the time?

    According to Taubes in GCBC, the hypothesis where" fat makes you fat" didn't catch on widely until Ancel Keyes and the monumental governmental screw-up of the late 60's early 70's.
    5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.

    I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide View Post
    Monroe wasn't a pioneer -- wasn't "pasta makes you fat" the CW of the time?

    According to Taubes in GCBC, the hypothesis where" fat makes you fat" didn't catch on widely until Ancel Keyes and the monumental governmental screw-up of the late 60's early 70's.
    Yes, I remember those times. The diet plate on the menu was a burger patty with cottage cheese.
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    The diet plate on the menu was a burger patty with cottage cheese.
    That sounds good.....

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