The poet Lord Byron was so good looking, it was said, that London society women would faint on seeing him. Periodically, however, he became fat and dissolute through excessive drinking and over-eating. What was his preferred means of dieting?

Answer: Byron would starve himself by surviving on a diet of cabbage, washed down with cider or hock.

Source: Byron: The Flawed Angel by Phyllis Grosskurth

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