Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Original High Protein Low Carbohydrate Diet by William Banting

William Banting in one year went from 202 lbs to 152 lbs following a low-carbohydrate diet after years of trying various methods to obtain health.

Banting's Diet Prior to 1862

BREAKFAST: Bread and milk, or a pint of tea with plenty of milk and sugar, buttered toast.
DINNER: meat, beer, much bread (of which he had always been fond) and pastry.
TEA: a meal similar to breakfast.
SUPPER: generally a fruit tart or bread and milk.

Harvey's Diet Plan

BREAKFAST: 4-5 ounces beef, mutton, kidneys, broiled fish, bacon or cold meat of any kind except pork,1 a large cup of tea (without milk or sugar), a little biscuit or one ounce of dry toast.
DINNER: 5-6 ounces of any fish except salmon, any meat except pork, any vegetable except potato, one ounce of dry toast, fruit of any pudding,2 any kind of poultry or game, and 2-3 glasses of good claret, sherry or Madeira (champagne, port, beer were forbidden).
TEA: 2-3 ounces fruit, a rusk or two and a cup of tea without milk or sugar.
SUPPER: 3-4 ounces of meat or fish, similar to dinner, with a glass or two of claret.
NIGHTCAP:Tumbler of grog: gin, whisky or brandy (without sugar) or a glass or two of claret or sherry.
1. Pork was not allowed as it was thought then that it contained starch.
2. Banting was not allowed the pastry.

William Banting Father of the Low-Carbohydrate Diet

Letter on corpulence, addressed to the public ... Reprinted from the 3d London ed. With a review of the work from Blackwood's magazine, and an article on corpulency & leanness from Harper's Weekly (1865)

Low-carbohydrate diet From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia