Tales from the Bulletin Board: Banting

From the Cork Board:

From the Forgotten English day by day calendar – Tuesday, March 16 (year?)

Banting: doing banting, reducing superfluous fat by living on [a] meat diet, and abstaining from beer, farinaceous food, and vegetables, according to the method adopted by William Banting….The word was introduced about 1864.
- Ebenezer Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 1898

Why I saved it:

Uh…sound familiar? Everything old is new again, isn’t it Mr. Atkins? *ahem*

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