bantingism definition

  • noun:
    • a technique of reducing corpulence by avoiding food containing much farinaceous, saccharine, or greasy matter; -- so named from William Banting of London.
    • a program of diet for lowering corpulence, followed and suggested in 1863 by William Banting, a merchant of London. The nutritional suggested was making use of lean animal meat principally, and abstinence from fats, starches, and sugars.
    • A method of reducing corpulence by preventing meals containing much farinaceous, saccharine, or greasy matter; -- so-called from William Banting of London.
    • a program of diet for lowering corpulence, used and advised in 1863 by William Banting, a merchant of London. The nutritional advised was the application of slim beef principally, and abstinence from fats, starches, and sugars.
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