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Fletcher, Horace (1849-1919)

An American businessman who published a book on diet in 1903, called "The ABC of Nutrition". He introduced a nutritional system, called 'Fletcherism', which was meant to control appetite to create a healthy body and a sound mind. His five principles were as follows -

1.Wait for a true, earned appetite.

2.Select from the food available that which appeals most to appetite, and in the order called for by appetite.

3.Get all the good taste there is in food out of it in the mouth, and swallow only when it practically 'swallows itself'.

4.Enjoy the good taste for all it is worth, and do not allow any depressing or diverting thought to intrude upon the ceremony.

5.Wait; take and enjoy as much as possible what appetite approves; Nature will do the rest.

See 'The ABC of Nutrition '

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