William Banting is my Great Great Great Great Grandfather, on my Dad's side of the family.

The Banting Diet is named after William, and what he did over 150 years ago to help people lose weight, firstly himself.

William is one of only three men to have his name put in the dictionary, his name actually became a global movement called Bantingism, the definition above is my updated version of 1860's Bantingism, which is still in the dictionary today.

William ate 4 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and what he called a 'slight meal', that meal was fruit in the afternoon, between lunch and dinner.

William's breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals contained meat, fish, vegetables etc. William also ate carbs too, including bread and rice.

See below my daily banting meals and drinks, in the first 8 weeks I lost 7kg's (16 pounds).

It was food only weight loss, I did not exercise once during those first 8 weeks, I needed to prove to myself first that the weight loss was a direct result of my new eating plan.