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William Banting was a famous Celebrity from England, who lived between December 1, 1796 and March 16, 1878. He became 81 years old.

Biography

William Banting was a funeral director known to have gone down a lot of weight after having put on his diet to carbohydrate diet. Banting had over the years have caught a severe obesity, leading to problems with the joints in the knees and problems with going to the bathroom. He had asked several doctors for advice without success. When he became so fat that he had hearing problems (fat pressed against the inner ear), he went to the doctor William Harvey, who proposed a drastic diet change.

Harvey prescribed a diet consisting of relatively large amounts of protein-rich food such as meat and fish. He banned completely, most carbohydrate-rich foods such as beer, starchy foods (eg potatoes), bread, milk and sugar. To his great surprise, dropped Banting quickly several pounds. 1863, he announced publicly on their progress in the brochure Letter on Corpulence Addressed to the Public, which he described how he was during the course of a year (from August 1862 to August 1863) managed to lose weight 92-71 kg.

His pamphlet was popular enough that the word Bant was used as a verb, for example in expressions such as Do you Bant '. It was first used in a newspaper article in The Times August 13, 1864.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 13 quotes who is written / told by William, under the main topic Diet.

Related authors: William Harvey

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Banting

Famous quotes by William Banting (13)


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"Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship, if it did not destroy the structure, it obstructed its fair, comfortable progress in the path of life"
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"The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued"
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"The great charm and comfort of the system is, that its affects are palpable within a week of trial, which creates a natural stimulus to persevere for few weeks more, when the fact becomes established beyond question"
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"My other bodily ailments have become mere matters of history"
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"My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change"
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"It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise"
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"I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet, but watch the consequences, and do not continue any course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort"
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"I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received, and determined still to press the case into public notice as a token of gratitude"
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"I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men might profit equally by a similar course to mine; but, constitutions not being all alike, a different course of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so tormenting an affliction"
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"For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn"
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"Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired"
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"Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth"
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"At one time I thought the Editor of the Lancet would kindly publish a letter from me on the subject, but further reflection led me to doubt whether so insignificant an individual would be noticed without some special introduction"


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