If you haven’t heard about the Banting revolution you must have been living under a rock. There has always been a LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) following but Banting has taken South Africa by storm and it has changed lives for the good.
Businesses have been created around Banting, from restaurants to bakers to websites to magazines and coaching. It is an exciting time and people are taking control of their health and wellness and what they eat. People, including myself now look at ingredients and what is in their food. They can tell you how many carbs in an apple (about 25 grams) or in a handful of almond nuts (about 6 grams) and also the dangers of sugar and synthetic sweeteners.
As with anything ‘controversial’ and against the grain, there has been criticism and negativity but the Banting followers are a passionate and vocal bunch and know that this lifestyle works and if done properly, helps you lose weight, be healthier and has countless other benefits.
The things I most LOVE about Banting are;
- It is not complicated
- It doesn’t have to be expensive
- There is a science behind it
- It is a delicious way to eat
- There is no measuring
- No counting calories
- Cheese, you can have cheese!
- You feel full after a meal
- You feel lighter and healthier
- Less mood swings
- There is no tummy bloating and cramping
- Your skin glows
- You sleep better
- Cellulite slowly disappears (bonus)
- Cheese, did I mention the cheese?
You relook at what you thought was the right way to do things, the traditional way, the norm! For example;
☞ Why not make bread with almond or coconut flour or seeds? Who says bread has to be made with wheat flour?
☞ Why not have egg and bacon for dinner. Who says it is a meal just for breakfast?
☞ Why not have that delicious chicken casserole for breakfast. Who says it has to be for dinner?
☞ Why not use avocado and coconut milk in a chocolate mousse?
☞ Why not make mash from Cauliflower and noodles from courgettes?
There is SO much information out there. Lists of what you can eat, recipes and success stories. Read Getting Great Support While Banting.
You know you have become a banting enthusiast when avocados and coconut oil become your best friend and you are constantly searching for the best priced cauliflower in town. You add cream to your coffee and when you go out you order the breakfast with no toast, the burger with no bun and ask for an extra side of butter or salad.
Keep going, keep it up. It is worth it. You are worth it.