Banting is a recently adopted name for a low carbohydrate (Low Carb Healthy Fat - LCHF) or ketogenic diet. This is not a diet, it's a lifestyle, there is no going back to the old way once you have discovered the great benefits of Banting. Most diets fail, there are very few people who have succeeded to loose weight and managed to actually keep it off. Hunger takes over and the lost weight comes back. Banting is completely different as hunger becomes a thing of the past. Health improves quickly, diabetes can be reversed, metabolic diseases can be controlled as the immune system becomes stronger. Clients have reported improvements within days. Medication may be reduced and could eventually become unnecessary, which should be closely monitored and adjusted by your doctor as your health improves.
For decades we have been told to eat less fat, less salt, more bread and pasta, and fruit, and look what has happened! We have become sick and fat. More and more people get sick with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, rheumatism, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer's, allergies, aches and pains, the list gets longer and longer, and with all this comes weight gain. These are all metabolic syndrome diseases that are directly related to the carbohydrate rich food we eat.
Our bodies are not made to eat the junk food that we eat today. Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, soft drinks, fruit juices, sweets, pastries, pies are all foods that are high in carbohydrates and starches that cause spikes in insulin production, and in the end gets stored as fat. Carbohydrates and sugars trick our brains' hunger signals into thinking we are still hungry, and when we don't eat the nutrition we need, we still feel hungry, or we will get hungry soon after we ate.
There is a solution to getting your health back and going back to normal weight, not by eating pills and medicine, but by simply eating real food. This lifestyle is about eating food that will keep you full for hours, it's about eating healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil, butter, cream, full fat cheeses and yogurts, animal fats, lots of vegetables such as leafy greens, avocados, mushrooms, onions, broccoli and cauliflower, while avoiding starchy vegetables like potatoes, root vegetables, and stop eating sugar of any kind including fruit juices and certain fruits, as well as grains like wheat and corn, and seed oils; sunflower, grapeseed, corn oil, soya oil canola, these are all highly processed and toxic. Stick to butter, coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil.
Banting in short is:
• Low carb, medium protein, healthy-fat eating lifestyle (LCHF or sometimes called Keto)
• A return to the way our ancestors ate long before grains
• Healthy eating of unprocessed real foods
• Avoidance of refined sugars, carbs, starches, and seed oils
• Reversal of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity
• Weight loss
• Improved health and well-being through food
• Extended endurance in athletic performance
Banting 2.0 is a good way to start with an approach in four phases that many find easier, rather than jumping in cold turkey. Ease yourself into this new lifestyle, partly to avoid unpleasant side effects, and partly to get used to the food choices and give yourself time to clean out your pantry from unhealthy processed sugar and wheat ladened foods.
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