There was a time when "skinny" wasn't something to strive for--it was something to be avoided. We don't think it's all that helpful to say that one body type is more beautiful than another (whether it's skinny or shapely), but it is pretty interesting to see how the ideal has changed so drastically over the years. There was a time when women actually paid money for a product called "Wate-on." Today? Girls and women put themselves through hell to get weight off.