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Bantingism, bantingism

a diet of high protein and low fat and carbohydrate, followed in a program to lose weight, named for its developer W. Banting, 19th-century English cabinet-maker.
See also: Food and Nutrition
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It also draws heavily on the Banting diet devised by British undertaker William Banting, who famously gave up the carb-rich eating habits of the Victorians in the 1860s to cure himself of obesity.
If you haven't seen this show yet, it's an experiment to see which diet of the past works best - is it the Banting diet first published in 1863, the 'chew chew' diet of the early 1900s, or the first calorie-counting Lulu diet, one of the best selling non-fiction publications of the 1920s?
THE Banting Diet is the Victorian version of the Atkins Diet: low carbs, cut out starch and sugar, and avoid milk, beer and potatoes.