weight loss tips from the 60sSmoking and drinking daily were not part of weight loss success.AMC

You may roll your eyes when your mom — or even your grandmother — tries to give you advice. Their tips just seem so outdated and irrelevant. But there’s one area in which their tips may be valid: diet and exercise

Don’t get me wrong: The ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s had some major flaws and fads when it came to weight loss (the Cabbage Soup diet was as gross and ineffective as it sounds). But there are some tips from these decades that have proven to be effective and, best of all, doable. 

Here are some old-school weight loss tips that have stood the test of time.