William Banting quotes

  • It is true I gained muscular vigour, but with it a prodigious appetite, which I was compelled to indulge, and consequently increased in weight, until my kind old friend advised me to forsake the exercise.
    -- William Banting

    #True Friend #Exercise #Old Friends

  • The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued.
    -- William Banting

    #Believe #Interesting #Weight

  • My other bodily ailments have become mere matters of history.
    -- William Banting

    #Matter

  • I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men might profit equally by a similar course to mine; but, constitutions not being all alike, a different course of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so tormenting an affliction.
    -- William Banting

    #Men #Affliction #Fellow Man

  • I am under obligations to most of those advisers for the pains and interest they took in my case; but only to one for an effectual remedy.
    -- William Banting

    #Pain #Cases #Interest

  • For the sake of argument and illustration I will presume that certain articles of ordinary diet, however beneficial in youth, are prejudicial in advanced life, like beans to a horse, whose common ordinary food is hay and corn.
    -- William Banting

    #Horse #Illustration #Hay

  • I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received, and determined still to press the case into public notice as a token of gratitude.
    -- William Banting

    #Gratitude #Determined #Mercy

  • My diminished girth, in tailor phraseology, was hardly conceivable even by my own friends, or my respected medical adviser, until I put on my former clothing, over what I now wear, which is a thoroughly convincing proof of the remarkable change.
    -- William Banting

    #Tailors #Medical #Girth

  • I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet, but watch the consequences, and do not continue any course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort.
    -- William Banting

    #Add #Weight #Fancy

  • Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired.
    -- William Banting

    #Men #Careers #Order

  • Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth.
    -- William Banting

    #Believe #Men #Enemy

  • At one time I thought the Editor of the Lancet would kindly publish a letter from me on the subject, but further reflection led me to doubt whether so insignificant an individual would be noticed without some special introduction.
    -- William Banting

    #Reflection #Editors #Doubt

  • Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship, if it did not destroy the structure, it obstructed its fair, comfortable progress in the path of life.
    -- William Banting

    #Evil #Progress #Ships