Readers Chris W. and Stacy O. just sent me this brilliant vintage ad. Click to enlarge and read the saga of Kitty, an overeater, who is unable to compete with a lithe blond at the pool. Luckily, Kitty's undermining friend steps in to tell her about the "wonderful reducing plan" which is printed on every package of Ry-Krisp, and sounds a lot like The Don't-Kid-Yourself Diet:
"You're no mermaid. If I were you, I'd dive into the nearest grocery store."
Kitty takes the advice and gets the guy. I've actually always enjoyed eating those rough, bark-like treats. No wonder I am so lucky in love.