View Full Version : creator of keto?
04-24-2003, 11:39 AM
who was the creator or originator of the keto diet?
04-24-2003, 07:58 PM
I won't say he was the creator, but Lyle McDonald wrote the book.
The first written reference to a low-carb diet was in 1863 "Letter on Corpulence Addressed to the Public" written by William Banting.
He was an undertaker, not a doctor or dietician.
04-25-2003, 12:06 AM
Dr Atkins always bears mentioning when talking about low-carb dieting...may he rest in peace.
04-25-2003, 05:25 AM
I thought I was the only that knew that!
It is really an interesting read.
In the mid 1800's a very few started to understand the bad side of carbs. Change is slow.
What I find great about it is the advice to experiment with carb sources to find which you can tolerate, only a few are complete no go for everyone, after that it depends on the individual.