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The Banting Diet: How to get started and what to eat on the high fat and low carb plan - goodtoknow

The Banting Diet has been around since the 19th Century, so how can it help you today in the 21st Century? The original Banting Diet is named after 19th century undertaker William Banting who used the plan to overcome obesity in the 1860s. Thrilled by ...

Dieters are willing to do almost anything to lose weight - Washington Post

"Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity." So started William Banting's "Letter on Corpulence," probably the first diet book published. Banting, an overweight undertaker ...

Trendy Diets Are Nothing New - Pacific Standard

So started William Bantings Letter on Corpulence, likely the first diet book ever published. Banting, an overweight undertaker, published the book in 1864 to espouse his success after replacing an excessive intake of bread, sugar, and potatoes with ...

Drink meat smoothies and avoid swamps: 1000 years of dieting fads - Quartz

“Of all the parasites that affect humanity I do not know of, nor can I imagine, any more distressing than that of Obesity.” So started William Banting's “Letter on Corpulence,” likely the first diet book ever published. Banting, an overweight ...

Forget the Atkins diet — try the beef and brandy weight loss plan - Spectator.co.uk

Before Atkins, before Dukan, before the 5:2 diet so effectively followed by George Osborne, there was Banting. William Banting, a portly undertaker who organised the funerals of both the Duke of Wellington and Prince Albert, had an unexpected success ...

Get off the scales and get on with life - Irish Examiner

His pamphlet, Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public, in which he described how he had lost over three stone, was devoured by readers. So what was his secret? What crazy, olde-worlde methods were used to shed pounds in 1863? Well, Banting told ...

The Paleo Diet Surge And Its Effect On General Mills And Coca-Cola - Seeking Alpha

The year 2013 will I suspect be chiefly referred to in the history books as the year of the Obamacare flub. It will be less well known as the 150th anniversary of the first diet book. But indeed, it is. 150 years ago back in 1863 as the Civil War was ...

Not All Calories Are Created Equal, Author Says - NPR

We know this because Banting published a sixteen-page pamphlet describing his dietary experience in 1863 — Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public — promptly launching the first popular diet craze, known farther and wider than Banting could ...

William Banting was a notable English undertaker. Formerly obese, he is also known for being the first to popularise a weight loss diet based on limiting the intake of carbohydrates, especially those of a starchy or sugary nature. He undertook his dietary changes at the suggestion of Soho Square physician Dr. William Harvey, who in turn had learnt of this type of diet, but in the context of diabetes management, from attending lectures in Paris by Claude Bernard.

William Banting.png
Born c. December 1796
Died 16 March 1878
Kensington, London, England
Occupation Undertaker, coffin maker
Nationality British
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Low-carbohydrate diet
Spouse Mary Ann (wife)
Children Amelia (daughter)

William Banting (c. December 1796 – 16 March 1878) was a notable English undertaker. Formerly obese, he is also known for being the first to popularise a weight loss diet based on limiting the intake of carbohydrates, especially those of a starchy or sugary nature. He undertook his dietary changes at the suggestion of Soho Square physician Dr. William Harvey, who in turn had learnt of this type of diet, but in the context of diabetes management, from attending lectures in Paris by Claude Bernard.

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Letter on Corpulence

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Letter on Corpulence: Addressed to the Public

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Banting's Testimony The Good Way 2016

William Banting, author of "Letter on Corpulence: addressed to the public". He was an undertaker who lived in London from 1797 to 1879. There were two parts of his life. The first one was...