Victor Lindlahr

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Dr. Victor Hugo Lindlahr (February 14, 1897 – January 26, 1969) was an American health food and weight loss pioneer. In the 1930s he hosted a popular radio series about nutrition.[1] In 1940, he wrote the book You Are What You Eat, one of the earliest texts of the health food movement in the United States, which sold over half a million copies.[2] His book is also credited for popularizing the expression.[3]


  1. ^ Buxton, Frank; Bill Owen (1972). The big broadcast, 1920-1950. Viking Press. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-670-16240-6. 
  2. ^ Levenstein, Harvey A. (2003). Paradox of plenty: a social history of eating in modern America, Part 12. University of California Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-520-23440-6. 
  3. ^ Gilman, Sander L. (2007). Diets and dieting: a cultural encyclopedia. Routledge. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-415-97420-2.