Welcome to the Banting Foundation. Founded in 2016, the Banting Foundations' vision is of a society living without diabetes and all other dietary related diseases.
Our mission to fill the need for a completely free, credible source of banting related health and dietary information for both those interested in living a healthier life, avoiding diabetes mellitus, as well as diabetics wishing reverse / cure the disease.
What is Banting?
Banting is a lifestyle based on the original findings of William Banting. Banting was obese and desperately wanted to lose weight. In 1862 Banting paid a visit to his doctor, William Harvey, who proposed a radical eating plan that was high in fat but included very few carbohydrates. This eating plan was so successful that Banting experienced remarkable weight loss.
One of the first registries on low-carbohydrate diets was in 1860 when English casket maker William Banting was prompted to lose weight and decided to write “Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public”, which aimed to completely avoid starch and sugar.
Banting lost 45 pounds in a few weeks (with additional weight loss over several months) on a diet composed by meat (generally mutton or beef – plus poultry and fish), two very small (1 ounce) portions a day of rusk or dry toast, tea (with no sugar or milk), and a 2-4 drinks of dry wine or port a day as spelled out in his own writings.
Thus, the Banting diet became a very well known method during that period of the 19th century, promoted also for weight loss and diabetes control.
The Banting Diet
10 Commandments of the Banting Diet and a Sample 7 day Banting Diet.
The green, orange and red banting food lists.
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