In the excellent 1957 film The D.I., Jack Webb lists all the grub fatty can’t have. The cakes. pies, and other junk I get. But he also included bread, corn, milk, beans, and potatoes. I’ve been in a crew chow line (though not the USMC) and he pretty much rattled off the entire menu. What was left?
What was that grunt supposed to eat? Just meat? Unbuttered corn and green beans are actually pretty good for losing weight, both being low grade catabolic. What would have been left in the mess hall that was considered weight loss foods back in those days?