The Ration Book Diet Blog

August 11, 2013

As many of you already know from my Facebook page, Ben and I went a step further into the past by not only dressing ourselves nostalgic or decorate our apartment from 1330 nostalgic, but we also started with a diet experiment from the 1940s. It's called 'The ration book diet'. It contains recipes that were used in a time when food was on a strict rationing during WWII and it only contains ingredients that were available back then.

It is said that it's not only healthy but that it's also good for your waistline. I have heard many good things about it and people lost weight quickly. Some had a hard time and others decided to stick to this diet for the rest of their lives. Ben and I have decided to give it a go for a full 6 months and then see what we want to do with it. Most of the time I was already cooking nostalgic recipes from the many cookbooks we have but this is slightly different. Our first try on one of the recipes was superb! Looking at the recipes, I feel blessed with the majority of food available today. There is alot that I will miss food-wise (for example, I really loved to eat 'kapsalon' *ssst*, but that wasn't healthy for me anyway) but I am very eager to make this experiment work.

I promised my friends to share the recipes and blog about this experiment. Therefore I made a second blog which will be totally dedicated to this diet experiment and other incidentals that are about food from WWII and, e.g,  a victory garden which Ben and I would like to give a go, too!

For those interested; the blog can be found here:
There is an aweful lot to do with the - now a bit dull looking - blog, but I hope within time it'll be as nice as this 'Miss Lindsay Lane' blog. I am going to do my utter best!

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  1. What a fantastic idea. It should be really interesting for you both to try this experiment out. And for such a long period of time too! I definitely will be keeping an eye out for posts on the new blog you've created just for this diet - I am very curious!

  2. Aha!
    Something new to read!
    'The ration book diet' is a theme I saw couple of times - and most of the ladies gave it positive reviews.
    ..looking foreward to more on the subject.


  3. Really good blog thanks for share


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