Welcome to Banting.com, home of The Banting Diet, (the four meals a day diet) the very first sustainable weight loss diet, started way back in 1862. The Banting Diet is named after William Banting, my Great Great Great Great Grandfather, on my Dad's side of the family.
This photo below is my Dad, (Syd) who like William, struggled with his weight for a lot of his life too, but where William found a solution to his weight problem in his 60's, my Dad didn't, he had a heart attack and died when he was 57, in 2002.
William Banting first wrote his book, Letter On Corpulence, (Obesity) in 1863, and gave it away to anyone who wanted help reducing their weight, William paid for the printing costs to see that his book reached people easily.
It was only when his book entered its third edition, (65,000 copies) that he could no longer pay for it, and the cost to purchase the book was purely the printing cost.
If William were alive today, I have no doubt he would've bought the domain name Banting.com and directed anyone wanting to lose weight to his website where they could download and print a copy of his book for free.
Since we're over 150 years down the track, I'm doing it for him, and I'm also writing a follow up book too, that anyone will be able to download for free right here, called Banting for Prevention, as I struggled with my weight since I was a kid, until recently that is, in the past 12 months I've now lost and kept off over 10kg.
I found this image below on one of the government website's, I'm pretty sure you could take the word Australia and insert any country in the world that has a weight problem and the same message would apply.
No country that has a weight problem has started reversing it yet, some have slowed it, but none have reversed it.
A little more about William, he's one of only three men to have his name put in the dictionary, the Bantingism movement named after him. (Pasteurisation and Boycott are the other two words)
The definition of Bantingism is still in the dictionary today, here it is below, followed by my updated definition.
William ate 4 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and what he called a 'slight tea meal', that meal included fruit in the afternoon, between lunch and dinner.
William's breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals contained meat, fish and vegetables, they also included bread and rice too.
(Sample Day Only)