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Thread: William Banting
02-17-2009, 05:03 AM #1
William Banting (1797 – 16 March 1878), was an obese English undertaker who may have been one of the first people to reduce his weight by going on a formal low-carbohydrate diet. His method for doing so was supervised by Dr. William Harvey, who notified the public of his success in 1863.
His plan called for four meals per day consisting of protein, greens, fruits, and dry wine. It urged his followers to avoid foods containing starch or saccharine matter, milk, sugar, beer, and butter.
Banting was publicly vilified for advancing a low-carbohydrate diet and false rumors were spread, claiming his diet had destroyed his health.
He died at the age of 81
I guess Dave you are not alone!!!
02-17-2009, 05:50 AM #2
Did they burn him alive on a stake!!! LOL
02-18-2009, 08:47 AM #3
I think he died from natural causes.